Tim Tebow is one of the most well-known athletes in sports. Tebow, a former Heisman standout at the University of Florida, might not have had the NFL career many expected but he always was in the headlines. Tebow moved on from the NFL after short stints with the Denver Broncos and New York Jets.
Tebow made the transition from the NFL to the MLB after signing with the New York Mets where he spent five seasons playing in the minor leagues. Tebow the star quarterback turned to the diamond where he would pursue a career as an outfielder. For Tebow, his MLB career is now over as he announced his retirement over Twitter.
Tim Tebow Retires from Mets
The New York Mets announced to Twitter that Tebows time as a Met has come to an end. Tebow thanked people from the Mets organization and fans saying “I want to thank the Mets, Mr. Alderson, the fans and all my teammates for the chance to be a part of such a great organization, I loved every minute of the journey, but at this time I feel called in other directions,” said Tebow.
Tebow has been known as an extremely hard worker throughout his time in the spotlight. “I never want to be partially in on anything. I always want to be 100% in on whatever I choose. Thank you again for everyone’s support of this awesome journey in baseball, I’ll always cherish my time,” said Tebow.
Unlike other athletes such as Bo Jackson or Michael Jordan who decided to play professional baseball after being successful in a different league, Tebow did not make it to the show, but still accomplished a lot. “It has been a pleasure to have Tim in our organization as he’s been a consummate professional during his four years with the Mets,” said Team President Sandy Alderson.
Alderson took note of Tebow’s accomplishments and how he exceeded initial expectations. “By reaching the Triple-A level in 2019, he far exceeded expectations when he first entered the system in 2016 and he should be very proud of his accomplishments.”
Tebow in the Batter’s Box
Tim Tebow played a total of 287 games in the minor leagues. Tebow totaled 18 home runs, 107 RBI’s, and scored 107 runs during his time as a Met. At first, people did not know what to expect from Tebow, but he put together a decent career in baseball.
From his time in the NFL and college, sports fans knew that Tebow had a good arm, but did not know what he could do with a bat in hand. Tebow might not have been an amazing baseball player, but he still put together a few seasons of solid baseball. Scoring touchdowns and hitting home runs are not easy at all.
Life After Sports
Tebow might be hanging up the cleats and retiring from sports, but don’t expect to see Tebow disappear from television just yet. Tebow has done a great job as a college football analyst and I would expect him to continue to make appearances on ESPN.
Tebow is a very popular athlete and fans enjoy watching him no matter what he is doing. For Tebow, he retires from professional sports with a bunch of huge accomplishments and is one of a few big-name two-sport athletes. It is a major accomplishment playing for two professional teams in any sport, but Tebow played for two New York sports teams.
He might not have made it to the majors, but he still dealt with the pressure of playing in New York and all the attention that comes along with it.