Tim Tebow will soon be running bases instead of touchdowns.
The New York Mets confirmed on Thursday morning that the former NFL pro will be joining their minor league team. "We have signed OF @TimTebow to a minor league contract," the Mets tweeted. "He will participate in the #Mets Instructional League."
Tebow played baseball in high school, but went on to join the University of Florida's football team. The 29-year-old athlete won two national championships and a Heisman Trophy in college, and was quarterback for the Denver Broncos and the New York Jets.
Now he's headed to the Mets' spring training facility in Port St. Lucie, Florida, where he'll be a corner outfielder.
Needless to say, the Twitterverse is buzzing about Tebow's new sports career.
"Tim Tebow has signed with the Mets. The natural next step in his baseball career is for his elbow to start hurting," one Twitter user quipped.
"Seriously though... Tim Tebow signing with the Mets is one of the Metsiest thing that ever Metsied," read another tweet.
Tim Tebow is playing baseball.— Classified Obsolete (@JaeWiggz) September 8, 2016
Tim Tebow is playing Minor League baseball.
Tim Tebow is playing Minor League baseball for the Mets.
Tim Tebow has signed with the Mets. The natural next step in his baseball career is for his elbow to start hurting.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) September 8, 2016
Meet the Mets, meet the Mets, Step right up and greet the Mets! https://t.co/xlOuTdfIuM— Joe Giglio (@JoeGiglioSports) September 8, 2016
Mets fans waking up, finding out they've signed Tim Tebow... 😱😭 pic.twitter.com/x233RIVxY0— Crying Jordan (@CryingJordan) September 8, 2016
Seriously tho... Tim Tebow signing with the Mets is one of the Metsiest thing that ever Metsied 😂😂😂— NYC Hockey Chick (@hockey_wench) September 8, 2016
While some baseball fans are cracking jokes about Tebow, others are supporting him.
"Tim Tebow, Good luck with the Mets! So happy for you. You are an inspiration to all. God Bless!!" one Twitter user wrote.
"TEBOW TIME #MVP #COMEBACK #tebowtime @TimTebow," another fan of the athlete tweeted.
Say what you want about @TimTebow, but that guy has drive and determination most of us will never understand.— Brent Blakeney (@sixsevencomedy) September 8, 2016
@TimTebow Good luck with the Mets! So happy for you. You are an inspiration to all. God Bless!!— The Pleasant Cafe (@PleasantCafe) September 8, 2016
Tebow isn't just making sports headlines. Over the summer, he came to the aid of a fellow passenger suffering an apparent mid-flight heart attack. Here's look at his heroic act: