Tim Tebow is back to playing professional sports.
Pro football didn’t work for Tebow but maybe baseball will.
The New York Mets signed Tebow to a minor league deal, according to ESPN.
The Mets later announced the deal.
— New York Mets (@Mets) September 8, 2016
Tebow’s next order of business will be to attend the Instructional League.
The former Heisman Trophy winner conducted a baseball tryout last week at University of Southern California in front of several teams.
“He’s got raw tools,” a National League scout told The New York Post Tebow’s tryout. “The question is, can he hit live pitching? He would need an opportunity. The hardest thing to do in sports is hit a baseball, and you saw that today.”
Apparently the Mets liked what they saw.
Tebow last played organized baseball in 2005 when he was an all-state baseball player in high school. He hit .494 his junior year for Nease High School in Ponte Vedra, Fla.
The popular athlete admitted he is done attempting to make the NFL after failing to make a roster in each of the past two seasons. He spent five polarizing years in the NFL with the Denver Broncos, New York Jets, New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles.
Tebow had a pedestrian 75.3 passer rating in his NFL career.
Tebowmania will head back to New York, but this time it’ll be with a bat and ball.