Tim Tebow is a former NFL quarterback and current professional outfielder in the New York Mets organization. He played college football for the University of Florida, winning the Heisman Trophy in 2007 and appearing on BCS National Championship-winning teams during the 2006 and 2008 seasons. Tebow was selected by the Denver Broncos in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft.
Tim Tebow Net Worth As Of 2018: $4 Million
Tebow’s run-first style of quarterbacking didn’t successfully translate to the NFL, and in 2016, he announced he would pursue a career in professional baseball. The Mets recently announced they’re going to move him up to Double-A to start the 2018 season. I assume he won’t make much more in Double-A than Single-A, but it looks like he’s doing pretty well as is.
Tim Tebow (30) was born in the Philippines and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. He’s the youngest of five children, all of which were homeschooled. In 1996, a law was passed in Florida allowing home-schooled students to compete in high school sports. That gave Tebow the go-ahead in 2003 when he became eligible to play ball at Allen D. Nease High School. During his senior season, he led the Nease Panthers to a state title, earned All-State honors, was named Florida’s Mr. Football, and a high school All-American. Tebow considered a few colleges coming out of high school, but ultimately chose the University of Florida where his parents met as students. He also liked Urban Meyer’s spread option offense, which was ideal for Tebow who is arguably a better runner than he is a passer.
While he spent his freshman year as a backup, he would eventually have plenty of career highlights at Florida. They include winning the Heisman Trophy in 2007, leading the team to a BCS championship in 2008, and a 13–1 season in 2009. The Gators’ coaches selected him as a team captain in 2008 and 2009, and he is the only three-time recipient of the Gators’ most valuable player award, having been chosen by his teammates in 2007, 2008, and 2009.
After passing on the 2009 NFL Draft for his senior season at Florida, Tebow went on to enter the 2010 NFL Draft. Despite his college success, Tebow’s NFL potential was much debated. Some thought he was worthy of a top 10 selection because of his super strength and undeniable athleticism, while others thought he deserves to go in the third round because of his poor mechanics and passing abilities. Tebow was ultimately selected by the Broncos with the 25th overall pick. Tebow had a less than impressive NFL career that took him from the Broncos to the Jets as a back-up, and to training camps with the Patriots and Eagles where he failed to make the team. The greatest game of his NFL career came in 2012 when the Broncos hosted the Steelers in the first round of the playoffs. Tebow threw for a career-high 316 yards and two touchdowns, including an 80-yard touchdown to Demaryius Thomas on the first play of overtime, as the Broncos won 29–23.
In early August 2016, Tebow made announcements that he was interested in pursuing a career in professional baseball and invited all 30 Major League Baseball teams to his open tryout. In September 2016, Tebow signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets and participated in the Mets’ instructional league. In his first at-bat with the organization, Tebow hit a home run on the first pitch. In 2018, the Mets invited Tebow to major league camp, and promoted him to play Double-A ball at the beginning of the 2018 season.