Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow has been approached to star in the next installment of the ABC reality show The Bachelor, according to the show's producer. But is it a good idea?
Bachelor producer Chris Harrison told Access Hollywood Live's Kit Hoover that he asked Tebow, who became a worldwide phenomenon this year due to his miraculous comeback victories and faith, if he wanted to be on the show.
I met him about becoming our next 'Bachelor,' Harrison said to Hoover, referring to Tebow. I'd think he'd make a great 'Bachelor.' Don't you?
The single Tebow, 24, was rumored to be on a date with 22-year-old singer Taylor Swift last week in Los Angeles.
Hoover and the rest of those watching Access Hollywood live wanted to know what Tebow's answer was.
He's a really good guy. He did say, 'Yes,' but he would never do it, Harrison said. He has a little job called quarterback. At least for another year.
Harrison was referring to the controversy over whether Tebow should be a Broncos mainstay since his season was not the greatest from a statistical standpoint.
Although Tebow Mania gripped the country this football season, it's hard to see it continue if Tebow were to be the next 'Bachelor.'
His image, which includes the Tebowing craze, is just too wholesome for reality television, where over-the-top behavior is required for ratings.
If Tebow were to stoop to outrageous behavior for the sake of ratings, his whole image will be shattered. And that image is working to good for him right now to sacrifice.
Ratings for a 'Bachelor' edition starring Tebow would also take a dive if the Broncos quarterback were to lose his starting job or he could no longer continue his penchant for late-game heroics.
If Tebow were to sign on to do the show, he wouldn't be the first NFL quarterback to appear on The Bachelor.
In 2004, former New York Giants quarterback Jesse Palmer was handing out roses on the reality show.
Palmer's final rose went to Jessica Bowlin, but the relationship did not culminate in marriage.