When you think of two-sport athletes, names like Deion Sanders and Bo Jackson immediately come to mind. Now, you can think of another name as former Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow has signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter originally reported the news Thursday morning and it was later confirmed by the team that he has signed with the defending NL champions. Tebow will start playing in the Instructional League or Arizona Fall League in the near future.
Mets are signing Tim Tebow to a minor-league contract, an MLB source tells ESPN. Instructional League or Arizona Fall League next for Tebow.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 8, 2016
— New York Mets (@Mets) September 8, 2016
Tebow has not played organized baseball since 2005, his senior year at Nease High School in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Had he decided not to continue his football career and attend Florida, he would have likely been selected in that year’s MLB Draft.
In late August, Tebow held an open tryout in Los Angeles, to which all 30 MLB teams sent scouts. It is unclear if this will affect his current position as an ESPN analyst with the SEC Network as a part of the SEC Nation crew.