Tim Tebow is not giving up on his MLB dream.
The Mets outfielder will continue his baseball career and his quest for the majors in 2021, after the Minor League Baseball season was canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19.
On Monday, Mets president Sandy Alderson confirmed the former NFL quarterback would return to the franchise this season.
Alderson said he recently spoke with Tebow and told him that he didn’t want to see him give up on his dream due to the pandemic, according to the New York Post.
“So I talked to Tim Saturday, in between Florida football and some other SEC [broadcasting] obligations,” Alderson said. “He’s anxious to come back. And I told Tim, ‘Look, why would you want to end your quest based on a COVID-related reason? You didn’t get a chance to perform this year.’ He was hurt a little bit the previous year. So I think Tim is committed to coming back. And I think we’re committed to giving him an opportunity to do that and we’ll see where it goes.
After three seasons in the NFL, Tebow was signed by the Mets in 2016. He reached the Triple-A level in 2019.
While in Triple-A, Tebow hit .163 over 264 plate appearances.