Tebow Joins Minor League Baseball
NFL insider Adam Schefter is reporting that Tim Tebow has earned an minor league contract with the New York Mets.
After a lack luster career in the NFL, Tebow will play in the Instructional League which could lead to the Arizona Fall League. He bats and hits right but it is unclear what position he will play in the minors.
The former Heisman Trophy winner has not played competitive baseball since 2005 ut impressed some MLB scouts during a private workout with his display of raw power but lacked MLB throw power. Tebow batted .448 with four home runs and 25 RBIs as a high school junior in Florida. He was named All-First Coast by The Florida Times-Union that season.
Tebow played three seasons in the NFL with the Denver Broncos and Jets, leading the Broncos to the playoffs during the 2011 season. He appeared in 35 games, 16 starts, with a 47.9 completion percentage, 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He also rushed for 12 touchdowns.