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.