Report: Republicans eyeing Tim Tebow for vacant congressional seat

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"U.S. Congressman Tim Tebow" might be closer to being a reality than we realized.

Tebow expressed an opinion a couple of weeks ago that he would definitely be interested in holding public office someday. Tebow, famous for his Heisman days at Florida and his Christian values, would likely be a shoo-in for a ton of open offices around the state of Florida.

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Well, one is opening up soon, and some Republicans want Tebow to campaign for the job.

Eight-term U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw, R-Jacksonville, will be retiring at the end of his term in January, which will leave Florida's 4th Congressional district seat open. According to the Washington Examiner, Tebow -- who maintains residence in that district -- would be a dream candidate for the Republican Party.

Republican sources told the Examiner that they are reaching out to Tebow in hopes he will consider a bid. They are even quietly pulling together a potential campaign team that he could use for the upcoming August 30 primary.

The former Florida Gator quarterback is currently out of the NFL and working for the SEC Network. Tebow reportedly still has interest in playing football, but this could finally signal the end of his athletic career and the beginning of a political career -- assuming he takes the leap.

Tebow would have until June 24 to declare and run for the office.