Marco Rubio wants a Tim Tebow statue at the U.S. Capitol

Marco Rubio Rips the Media in Big Twitter Rant
Marco Rubio Rips the Media in Big Twitter Rant

A statue of Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith is soon to be removed from the U.S. Capitol's National Statuary Hall, which will open up a vacancy for the state of Florida. The list of potential replacements is lengthy, but one important voice in the Sunshine State has a suggestion.

That voice? U.S. Senator Marco Rubio. And his suggestion? Florida football legend Tim Tebow.

Of course, both Tebow and Rubio's most recent professional exploits ended in rather embarrassing fashions -- the quarterback falling out of the league after a stint with the New York Jets in 2012 and the Senator's run for the White House ending a few months early, failing to win even his home state's primary.

To be fair, Tebow may be the best player to ever play for the Florida Gators, leading them to a national title in 2008 after winning the Heisman Trophy a year prior.

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This is far from the first example of Rubio letting his personal sports allegiances be known. He's a Gator fan, and was even loosely linked to a position in the Miami Dolphin's front office earlier this year.

Tebow probably isn't the most qualified Floridian to earn a statue in the U.S. Capitol. But it's fun to think about!

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