Tim Tebow’s move to baseball looks like a promising one.
OK, it’s probably still too early to really make that assessment but it’s easy to get excited about anything Tebow does these days.
The former NFL player and Heisman trophy winner had two hits and scored a run in the New York Mets’ instructional league Tuesday. He also fared pretty well defensively.
“Playing left field, he laid out for the game’s final out on a fly ball in the gap between him and center field,” wrote the AP’s Bill Whitehead. “He snared the ball on a backhanded play, his second putout of the day.”
Tebow was signed to a one-year deal by the Mets in September. His stint in the NFL was short-lived but always well publicized. He was drafted in 2010 by the Denver Broncos and became the full-time starter in 2011. But the Broncos traded him in 2012 to the New York Jets and, he bounced from New York to New England and, finally, Philadelphia before calling it quits in the NFL in 2016.