The Tim Tebow baseball era is about to begin and it will be with the New York Mets. The former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner agreed to a minor league deal with the Metropolitans on Thursday.
(Tim didn’t have a baseball photo, so he gave the Mets his modeling head shot instead)
Last week, Tebow worked out for MLB teams in California, and he hit one ball 430-feet.
Yeah but it’s in batting practice, off a guy who’ll be bagging groceries in a couple of weeks.
Despite the mammoth home run, most of the reports on the former Denver Broncos quarterback were not sparkling and one National League scout described him as a “fringe but serviceable” outfielder with questionable arm strength.
There was speculation last week that there was eight teams interested in Tebow, then maybe the Atlanta Braves would sign the former QB, but he will play for the Mets. His baseball career starts with the Instructional League or Arizona Fall League.
Tebow, who is now 29-years-old, hasn’t played baseball since 2005.
Tebow is becoming the next Bo Jackson, without all those expectations and talent getting in the way. At least the Mets will sell some minor league tickets.