You can take Tim Tebow out of football, but it looks like you can't quite take football out of Tim Tebow. The former Florida and NFL quarterback appeared to demonstrate as much during a recent press conference for the New York Mets.
Speaking to the media this past weekend ahead of Mets training camp, Tebow spoke about his preparation when he made one hilarious slip. He made a football reference while talking about the outfield.
“I didn’t take one snap in the outfield," he said before quickly correcting himself. But everyone in the audience realized the goof he had made, and Tebow along with the media members all burst out laughing.
Tebow is working towards potentially making the Mets roster for the 2019 season, and has even reportedly turned down offers from the AAF to keep his chances strong.
Tebow had a strong 2018 playing for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, the Mets' Double-A affiliate.
He finished the year with a .273 batting average, 74 hits, 14 doubles, and six home runs. He was even named to the Eastern League All-Star Game as a designated hitter.
His 2018 ended abruptly in July 2018 when a hand injury caused him to miss the remainder of the season.
Per USA Today, Tebow is expected to start the year with the Mets' Triple-A affiliate, but could be close to playing in MLB.