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Tim Tebow confirms that concussions played a reason in his NFL exit

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Tim Tebow hasn't been on an NFL 53-man roster since 2012 but according to the man himself, him not being in the league right now is a choice he has made himself.

The former Denver Broncos and New York Jets quarterback signed a deal with the New York Mets to play on one of their farm teams later this year and is still contracted to ESPN as a college football analyst.

Speaking today, Tebow says that he isn't in the NFL right now for two reasons, one of which is concussions.


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Speaking in a recent interview with The Washington Post, Tebow confirmed that brain injury was a definite factor in his "decision" to leave football.

“I would say, was it a big reason? No,” Tebow said. “Was it a factor? Absolutely."

It seems that Tebow is saying that the reason he is out of the NFL right now is because he didn't want to change positions to either fullback or tight end. 

"Especially for all the opportunities that I had to play different positions – which I was honored to have – and I didn’t choose those primarily because of injuries or concussions."

Tebow also went on to add that that they are something that play in the back of your mind with regards to the future.

"Concussions are real. One day, do I want to have grandkids and be able to hang with them and go play ball and play catch with them? Absolutely. So is that something that’s in the back of your mind? Yeah,” he stated.

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