Tim Tebow Is Officially a Baseball Player New York Mets sign him to minor league contract By Arden Dier, Newser Staff Posted Sep 8, 2016 9:35 AM CDT 35 comments Comments Tim Tebow smiles during a work out for baseball scouts on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) (Newser) – Tim Tebow has indeed found himself a career in baseball—but it's not the major league deal he was hoping for. The New York Mets have signed the former NFL quarterback to a minor league contract, reports NBC New York. He'll join the Mets' instructional league, which runs from September to October in Port St. Lucie, Fla., per ESPN. That's typically where teams put players in the "earliest stages of development" so it's "far, far away from hitting the majors," reports CBS Sports. But Tebow, who performed for scouts from 28 MLB teams last week, isn't afraid of failure. "I just want to be someone to pursue what I believe in, what I'm passionate about," he said.