Tebow has not played organized baseball since his junior year of high school back in 2005. Although, he has been working out with former big league catcher Chad Moeller since Memorial Day, after he struggled to find a home in the NFL.
The 29-year-old, who has since been an analyst on ESPN, worked out for 46 scouts in Los Angeles last week. During that workout, he took swings against former big league pitchers, David Aardsma and Chad Smith.
The Braves expressed serious interest in him earlier this week, but the Mets were the first to strike a deal. The Colorado Rockies reportedly had interest in the left-hander as well.
In his football career, Tebow won the Heisman Trophy in 2007 with the Florida Gators, where he also won two national titles. In the NFL, he spent time with the Denver Broncos, New York Jets, and a short time with the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles. He only reached the playoffs once, with the Broncos, in his NFL career, which went from 2010 to 2015.
Many around the football and baseball world did not seem thrilled at the idea of Tebow trying out baseball. An impressive workout changed the minds of scouts and analysts, which lead to him getting another chance in New York....this one on the diamond.