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Tim Tebow’s time as a professional athlete is coming to an end. According to a tweet from the New York Mets on Wednesday, the former NFL quarterback is retiring from baseball.
Team President Sandy Alderson made a statement about Tebow’s decision in an article shared on Twitter.
“It has been a pleasure to have Tim in our organization as he’s been a consummate professional during his four years with the Mets,” Alderson said in the release. “By reaching the Triple-A level in 2019, he far exceeded expectations when he first entered the system in 2016 and he should be very proud of his accomplishments.”
Tim Tebow is retiring from professional baseball. https://t.co/9C09gJKK7K
— New York Mets (@Mets) February 18, 2021
Tebow’s statement on his retirement:
“I want to thank the Mets, Mr. Alderson, the fans and all my teammates for the chance to be a part of such a great organization. I loved every minute of the journey, but at this time I feel called in other directions. I never want to be partially in on anything. I always want to be 100 percent in on whatever I choose. Thank you again for everyone’s support of this awesome journey in baseball, I’ll always cherish my time as a Met. #LGM”
At 33 years old, Tebow will more than likely move to the broadcasting booth full time. Well, unless Urban Meyer wants to make him Jacksonville’s franchise guy instead of Trevor Lawrence.
Look, hear me out here … Lawrence is a generational talent. No one is denying that, but it’s Tim freaking Tebow, folks. That guy is going to undoubtedly put fans in the stands.
Do I have to remind you about that pass to Demaryius Thomas in the 2011-12 playoffs? I rest my case.
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