The Bachelor host Chris Harrison has revealed the reality dating show is attempting to land the NFL quarterback as its next star.
"I've actually met Tim Tebow. I met him about becoming our next Bachelor," Harrison told Access Hollywood Live co-host Kit Hoover during an appearance on the radio show on Monday. "I think he'd be a great Bachelor."
However, Tebow apparently remains a longshot to actually serve as the star of The Bachelor's next season.
"Was there any reception on his end?" Hoover asked.
"Well, they always say yes, but it never happens," Harrison replied. "He's a really good guy."
"Wait, but did he say yes?" Hoover pushed.
"He did say yes -- but he would never do it," Harrison responded. "He has a little job called quarterback at least for another year."
Tebow, who is currently the starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos, would be the second NFL player -- and quarterback -- to serve as the star ofThe Bachelor.
In 2004, Jesse Palmer served as the star of the fifth season of The Bachelor. However, unlike Tebow, Palmer was a New York Giants backup quarterback with only three career NFL starts at the time of his The Bachelor participation.
Palmer gave his final rose to Jessica Bowlin during the season's May 2004 finale -- but instead of proposing, he opted to present her with a one-way ticket to join him in New York. It probably should have been a round trip ticket since the couple announced a mutual break-up not even a month after The Bachelor's finale aired.
In May 2007, Palmer -- who never completed another NFL pass after his The Bachelor stint -- decided to put an end to his football playing days to pursue a broadcasting career. He currently works for ESPN.
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