The New York Mets today announced that the club has signed outfielder Tim Tebow to a minor league contract. Tebow, who turned 29 on August 14, will participate in the Mets Instructional League in Port St. Lucie, FL.
As a quarterback, Tebow won the 2007 Heisman Trophy at the University of Florida. He was a member of the 2006 and 2008 National Championship teams with the Gators. Tebow played for the Broncos and Jets in the NFL from 2010-2012 and was with the Patriots (2013) and Eagles (2015) in pre-season.
As junior at Nease High School (Ponte Vedra, Fla.) in 2005, Tebow batted .448 with four home runs and 25 RBI and was named All-First Coast by The Florida Times-Union. The 6-3, 255-pounder skipped his senior season to enroll early at Florida. Tebow bats and throws lefthanded.
“Since I was 4 or 5 years old, there’s been two things that I’ve loved the most in sports,” he said.”One was playing quarterback — having 10 other guys look at you and depend on you to win a game. And then hit a baseball. Specifically those two things. And there wasn’t a season that went by where [baseball] wasn’t something that I thought about.”