Tim Tebow signs minor league contract with New York Mets

NEW YORK — Tim Tebow has signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets.

The Mets announced Thursday that the former quarterback will take part in the Instructional League in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

The Mets said in a tweet he would be playing in the outfield.

Tebow won the 2007 Heisman Trophy at Florida and played on the 2006 and 2008 national championship teams with the Gators.

Tebow played for the Denver Broncos and New York Jets in the NFL from 2010-2012. He was with the New England Patriots in 2013 preseason and Philadelphia Eagles in the 2015 preseason.

He announced he’d be transitioning to baseball in August.

This isn’t the first MLB league to court Tebow. Just last week the Bridgeport Bluefish offered him a chance to start his baseball career.