Tim Tebow will surely generate revenue for the New Yorks Mets, but that’s not why they signed him to a minor-league contract Thursday.
The team’s general manager, Sandy Alderson, released a statement about his motivation behind the move.
“This decision was driven by baseball, we are intrigued with the potential he has,” Alderson said. “This is an opportunity for us to develop a player.”
Tebow reports to Mets Instructional League on September 18 in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
“This is something I don’t take for granted and I am excited about,” Tebow said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to getting to work.”
Tebow will continue serving as an SEC Network analyst this fall.