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Mets Reassign Former Heisman Winner Tim Tebow To The Minors

Tim Tebow wearing a Mets hat.

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - FEBRUARY 21: RY 21: RY 21: RY 21: RY 21: RY 21: Tim Tebow #83 of the New York Mets poses for a photo during photo days at First Data Field on February 21, 2018 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

It looks like one former quarterback will just have to keep waiting for his call to The Show. On Tuesday, Tim Tebow didn't survive the Mets' first round of cuts.


Tim Tebow is among the Mets' first wave of roster cuts. He hit .056 in Grapefruit League play, with 11 strikeouts in 19 plate appearances. Of course, the Mets can still borrow Tebow from minor league camp, as they did often last year.

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">Grapefruit League play, Tebow got off to a rough start picking up just one hit in 18 at-bats.

In his exit interview, Tebow said while he had been putting in work, a freak ankle injury prevented him from doing everything that he wanted to do:

Staying true to form Tebow seemed pretty upbeat about the demotion, joking the news didn't come as a "shock" and the club has been honest with him throughout camp.

SNY caught up with Tim Tebow after the decision:

Earlier this off-season, it sounded as though New York had big plans for the former Florida QB, with Mets’ GM Sandy Alderson saying he believes Tebow can make it to the MLB.

Tebow's next stop on his journey to the Bigs is minor-league camp. Thankfully, the former Heisman winner can always fall back on his flourishing broadcast career with ESPN.