UPDATE (8:37 p.m. ET): The New York Mets confirmed that they have signed Tim Tebow to a minor league contract. What a time to be alive.
ORIGINAL STORY: Tim Tebow’s baseball career is about to begin.
The former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner agreed to terms on a minor league deal with the New York Mets, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Thursday, citing a source.
The New York Post’s Joel Sherman corroborated Schefter’s report by tweeting the same thing not long after the initial news broke.
Tebow worked out for major league clubs last week in California, and reports from the showcase weren’t great for the former Denver Broncos quarterback. A National League scout reportedly called Tebow a “fringe but serviceable” outfielder with questionable arm strength — which isn’t a huge surprise for anyone who watched him play football.
Here’s a look at a scouting video from that showcase.
Of course, Tebow has a supporter in Skip Bayless — and now the Mets.