Former NFL Player Tim Tebow Signs Contract With the New York Mets
The New York Mets signed former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow to a minor league contract, the team announced Thursday on their website.
Tebow, 29, has been assigned to the Mets’ Instructional League team in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
We have signed OF @TimTebow to a minor league contract. He will participate in the #Mets Instructional League. pic.twitter.com/I6gmW0b6hY
— New York Mets (@Mets) September 8, 2016
“The goal would be to have a career in the big leagues,” Tebow said in a recent statement. “That’s the goal, right? And then the pursuit of it is to give everything you have and be the best you can and give everything. I want to be someone that pursues what I believe in and what I’m passionate about, and a lot of people will say, ‘Well, what if you fail? What if you don’t make it?’”
“Guess what? I don’t have to live with regret,” he continued. “I did everything I could. I pushed it. So I would rather be someone that could live with peace and no regrets than the what-if or being scared of if I didn’t make it.”
Tebow said choosing to pursue football rather than baseball when he was in high school was a very difficult decision.
“Since I was 4 or 5 years old, there’s been two things that I’ve loved the most in sports,” he said. “One was playing quarterback — having 10 other guys look at you and depend on you to win a game. And then hit a baseball. Specifically those two things. And there wasn’t a season that went by where [baseball] wasn’t something that I thought about.”
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