GOP Rep. Ander Crenshaw announced his plans to retire on Wednesday — leading to speculation that former football quarterback Tim Tebow may be considering a run for the seat.

Tim Tebow Urged To Take Ander Crenshaw’s  Seat

The Florida district represented by 71-year-old Crenshaw includes the Jacksonville area, where Tebow owns a residence, a business — XV Enterprises, a sports-consulting firm — and the Tim Tebow Foundation.

Tebow, 28, said in an interview in March, during his foundation’s annual golf tournament, that he found the idea of entering politics “intriguing.”

“I don’t know at this time in my life,” Tebow admitted on Fox & Friends.

“[I]f there’s a chance you can make a difference someday at something, then that would be intriguing,” the former Florida Gators star added.

Crenshaw, who has served for 16 years in the district, revealed that he would not seek re-election, stating it was “time to turn the page on this chapter of my life and see what’s next.”

The website Red Alert Politics immediately posted a “draft Tebow” effort on Thursday, calling him “uniquely qualified to be a Florida congressman.”

“Tebow would never be lost in the crowd, and this would give him an opportunity to lead on issues he is already leading on in his life: fighting poverty, defending homeschoolers, and making traditional values cool again,” said the post.

Tebow is also being eyed by Republican strategists, according to reports.

“We do not pick favorites,” said a key party strategist, but “obviously a huge Florida football star would be an interesting candidate for our side of the aisle.”

The deadline for entering the August 30 primary is June 24.

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