Tim Tebow the baseball player is back. The SEC Network analyst has arrived at spring training.
The 30-year-old former quarterback made his professional baseball debut last year. He's not giving up on his dream.
Tebow arrived today at Mets camp in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The former Florida star was a non-roster invite to New York's major league camp.
The former football star has brought with him a tweaked swing. It's more compact.
Tebow played better than many expected in 2017, but he still often struggled at the plate. He hit .226 last season, striking out 126 times.
The transition from football player/media analyst to full-time professional baseball player has been a fun one for Tebow, but it's been a grind. It's more of a mental grind, though.
"It's not the grind of football, where you're like, 'Dang, some days I don't know if I can get out of bed,'" Tebow said last summer. "This is more of a monotonous, every day, having to lock in with that focus. It's the awareness every day to make sure you're not just trying to get by, but you're getting better."
Tebow has yet to say how long he wants to go with this baseball pursuit. He remains active in the media, serving as an analyst for the SEC Network.
"I love what I'm doing," Tebow added last year. "And when you have a chance to love what you do and you're passionate about it, it's fun. You don't wake up and go, 'Man, I've got to go face this day.' You go, 'I'm excited about this day.' And that's a good feeling."