Tim Tebow Hangs Up His Cleats in Retirement from Baseball

Tim Tebow in 2016. Photo by Gary Mccullough/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (7431448v)

Former star NFL quarterback Tim Tebow embarked upon a journey five years ago following his retirement from the game to become a professional baseball player.

After three Minor League seasons and a 2020 campaign that was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Tebow announced on Wednesday that he was stepping away from the sport.

Tebow played baseball in high school at a very high level, which is why after his NFL career came to a close, he decided to fulfill a childhood dream and sign a contract with the New York Mets.

Starting off as any other “prospect” would in the low minor leagues, Tebow worked his way all the way up to the AAA ranks in the 2019 season, just one step below the Major Leagues.

The Florida native began to show signs of promise in 2018 at AA, batting .273 with 6 home runs in 84 games. However, he stalled out and struggled at the highest level of the Minor Leagues in 2019, posting just a .163 average in 77 games with the Syracuse Mets.

The outfielder never achieved his goal of playing at the Major League level, but certainly accomplished more than many thought he would after rising all the way to the top of the Mets’ minor league ranks. For now, Tebow is expected to stay busy with charitable endeavors and broadcasting work.