Tim Tebow Signed to Mets Minor League, Twitter Does a Double Take

News of signing 2007 Heisman Trophy winner shocks Mets fans

Last Updated: September 8, 2016 @ 5:52 AM

The New York Mets have signed former college football star-turned-mediocre NFL quarterback Tim Tebow to a minor league contract.

While a minor league contract does not necessarily mean Tebow will ever play for the Mets, fans woke up on Thursday and immediately went nuts on social media. The polarizing 29-year-old athlete hasn’t played organized baseball since high school but recently impressed in a workout for Major League Baseball teams.

In between professional sports gigs, Tebow emerged as a mainstay on television, contributing to ABC’s “Good Morning America” and calling college football games for ESPN’s SEC Network.

Back in 2005, Tebow was an All-State baseball player in Florida and hit .494 as a junior, but has not played regularly in more than a decade.

The Mets notified their fans of the news via Twitter, “We have signed OF to a minor league contract. He will participate in the Instructional League.”

Mets fans responded quickly and sarcastically. Some fans feel Tebow is taking an opportunity from someone who earned it, while other are just sick of hearing about the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner.

“Why???? Are you that desperate? Sign a kid, who really wants to play and is not in it for publicity,” one fan wrote.

Another fan wrote, “I’m seriously going to be laughing all day long.”

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