Name a more charismatic and charming role model in sports than Tim Tebow. You simply can’t because it’s impossible. The unapologetic Christian has been doubted by critics throughout his sports endeavors and he has proven them all wrong time and time again.
When they said he couldn’t be a pro NFL quarterback, he led the Denver Broncos deep into the playoffs. When they said he couldn’t play pro baseball, he crushed it in the minor leagues and could possibly see major league action soon.
And Tim Tebow just did a crazy thing at a New York Mets spring training game.
Tim Tebow went on one of the most unprecedented runs in NFL history during the 2011-12 season. The Denver Broncos started 1-4 in the first five games of the season before head coach John Fox made the decision to replace Kyle Orton and make Tebow the full-time starter.
They went on an unprecedented run with Tebow under center and ended up making it to the playoffs where on January 8, 2012, the Broncos defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Wild Card round in overtime. It was a feat that every sports analyst thought would never happen.
However, in the divisional round the New England Patriots defeated the Broncos.
Tebow has the “it” factor and it’s undeniable.
You might be shocked to learn that Tebow had talks with the XFL about coming on board as a quarterback for one of the eight teams.
Stunningly, Tebow declined the offer saying, “So I think it’s awesome and I think it’s good for a lot of guys that are going to get a spot on an NFL roster because they’re going show a team that they’re worth it. But for me this is what I wanted to do and pursuit it and be all in and just, yeah.”
Tebow loves playing baseball now and he’s great at it.
And at a spring training game recently Tebow hit a monster home run against the Detroit Tigers at Publix Field.
Here’s the video:
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Tebow told reporters after the game, “I feel like I am seeing the ball pretty well besides my first at-bat of the spring when I was super-aggressive. After that I feel like I have been seeing it, three walks, so trying to see more pitches and the home run today, really had a chance to work that count and try to see some too. I am just trying to improve a little bit every day.”
Apparently Tebow has been working diligently on his swing too.
Mets manager Luis Rojas has been working on it with him and he recently said, “I am trying to get him as many at-bats as we can in the spring, also time in left field and he’s looked good. He’s been developing since I saw him in 2018, so he’s a hard worker and things are going to pay off for him.”
He’s right. Tebow might make the leap to the major leagues sooner than you think if he keeps progressing this way.
Granted, he’s 32-years-old but it seems as though that’s just a frivolous number to someone like Tebow.
Plus, baseball players routinely play into their late 30s and early 40s. Tebow is the most popular minor league athlete ever outside of maybe Michael Jordan who gave basketball up for a year and a half. In the mid-1990s.
If Tebow continues to smash home runs like he did in the above video then it’s only a matter of time until he’s given a shot.