Tebow hasn’t received significant interest since being cut in 2013.
Philadelphia Eagles star LeSean McCoy has revealed that he would rather choose his two-year-old son at quarterback than former NFL star Tim Tebow.
TMZ recently ran into the running back at Los Angeles Airport, where he was asked several questions from their reporter.
While he addressed most of them as expected, he perked up when hearing Tebow’s name involving a question in relation to which are the most talented players currently without a team.
McCoy was surprised that Tebow was included as a possible answer and responded: “My son is two,” McCoy said. “I’ll take my son over Tim Tebow.”
The former Heisman trophy winner remains on the outskirts of the league having recently signed a deal with ESPN’s SEC Network and although he still hopes to play professionally, he has yet to receive serious interest since being released by the New England Patriots in 2013.
Meanwhile, McCoy doesn’t see NFL quarterback potential in Tebow and said so in no uncertain terms, while he did insist that former Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson is currently the best NFL free agent around this summer.
Naturally it also begs the question over when McCoy’s son will be trying out with teams given his dad’s appraisal, although obviously it was aimed as more of a shot at Tebow rather than talking up his son’s ability.
McCoy led the NFL in rushing yards in 2013 after putting up 1,607 yards and as a result it is unlikely that we’ll be hearing anything in return from Tebow.