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Tim Tebow apparently isn’t ready for a return to the NFL, despite the fact his coach at Florida, Urban Meyer, is now the coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars. For now, Tebow has other dreams to pursue.
More specifically, Tebow is still chasing baseball after receiving an invitation to spring training from the New York Mets.
Tebow, 33, spent last season in the Arizona Fall League, and 2019 in the AAA International League with Syracuse, where he compiled a .163 batting average.
The move isn’t necessarily a big surprise. Mets president Sandy Alderson indicated in November that the former Heisman Trophy winner wanted to stick with baseball.
“This is not a quest without end,” Alderson said. “At some point it will culminate. But I think that will be at a time when Tim and the organization come to some agreement about where he is and what his potential is. But I didn’t want him to go out based on some COVID-related interruption.”
Tebow played quarterback for the Denver Broncos and New York Jets from 2010-12.