Tim Tebow has had many setbacks in his athletic career.
And his haters have reveled in the bumps in the road along the way.
But now Tebow has a chance to take one giant step forward in his professional career.
Tim Tebow is one of the most successful players in college football history.
He broke records at the University of Florida, won two national championships, and became the first true sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy.
Despite the accolades, many doubted his NFL prospects because of his unorthodox throwing mechanics and average arm strength.
However, Tebow’s sheer will have served him well in the league for one surprising season where he led the Denver Broncos to a playoff victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, whom many pegged as a Super Bowl contender.
Tebow’s NFL career didn’t last long, yet he received a widely disproportionate amount of hate from many people in the media.
The reason is because Tebow is arguably the most famous devout Christian in America, and the left has a raw hatred for Christianity.
They scold Christian bakers and florists for refusing to violate their religious principles.
Miami Dolphins cheerleader Kristan Ann Ware was reprimanded for speaking about her faith.
Soccer player Jaelene Hinkle wasn’t invited back to the Women’s National Team because of her refusal to promote a lifestyle in conflict with her Christian beliefs.
During the 2018 Winter Olympics games, gay figure skater Adam Rippon strangely spent his entire Olympic experience taking shots at Vice President Mike Pence over a scurrilous report that Pence promotes conversion therapy.
The media’s general unease with Christians is partly what spurred the exasperation and skepticism over Tebow’s career shift into professional baseball.
These skeptics said he was just chasing the spotlight.
But thus far Tebow has proved the doubters wrong.
In his second season of minor league baseball, Tebow progressed enough to make the AA All-Star game.
He had a good shot at a late-season call-up for the New York Mets until he broke his hand, ending his season prematurely.
However, Tebow is getting another big shot.
Tebow will participate in the Mets’ spring training in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
This is only the second-best news Tebow has received, as he recently became engaged to Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters.
If Tebow performs well, it could accelerate his goal of making it to the majors.
Last year Tebow got a spring training audition, but it was disastrous.
He went 1-18 with numerous strikeouts.
But even since then, Tebow has developed.
Minor league managers have praised him for his improved plate discipline.
Tebow will turn 32 this year, so he’s approaching the age where he needs to show he has what it takes to play at the next level.
Players breaking through in their 30s isn’t unheard of, but the odds are definitely stacked against Tebow.
However, he’s never been one to back down from a challenge.