PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — From the Eagles to the…Mets?
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the New York Mets are signing Tim Tebow to a minor-league contract.
Tebow, 29, worked out for the majority of MLB teams on August 30th.
The Mets ended up beating out their National League East division foe Atlanta Braves for Tebow.
“There’s no risk,” Braves general manager John Coppolella told USA TODAY. “If it doesn’t work, we’ll be honest with Tim early, and we can move on. If it does work, it’s great for the Braves and it’s great for baseball.”
The former Eagles quarterback hit .494 with four homers and 30 RBIs as a junior at Nease High School in Ponte Vedra, Florida before deciding to pursue football.
The irony is, Schefter announced the news on the morning of day one of the 2016 NFL season.