Tim Tebow Retires From Baseball

Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow Retires From Baseball

The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback turned Mets minor leaguer has ended his unlikely run at being a two-sport athlete.

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At the End of a Winding Path, Tim Tebow Retires From Baseball

The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback turned Mets minor leaguer has ended his unlikely run at being a two-sport athlete.

Tim Tebow never found the same success professionally that he did in college football. But he drew attention at every stop.Credit…Vera Nieuwenhuis/Associated Press

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Feb. 17, 2021, 8:57 p.m. ET

Ending one of the more surprising — and unlikely — attempts at a two-sport career, Tim Tebow, the superstar college quarterback turned N.F.L. curiosity turned minor-league baseball player, announced his retirement from professional sports on Wednesday.

“I loved every minute of the journey, but at this time I feel called in other directions,” Tebow said in a statement released by the Mets, who . “I never want to be partially in on anything. I always want to be 100 percent in on whatever I choose.”

While Tebow never went beyond Class AAA in baseball, he drew a great deal of attention, because of both his exploits on the football field and his charitable endeavors. He is the author of several books and has done missionary work around the world. He was often polarizing, though, with fans of both sports regularly disagreeing about his value and potential, as well as his . But wherever he went, Tebow drew a crowd.

— Tim Tebow (@TimTebow)

“It has been a pleasure to have Tim in our organization, as he’s been a consummate professional during his four years with the Mets,” said Sandy Alderson, the president of the Mets. “By reaching the Triple-A level in 2019, he far exceeded expectations when he first entered the system in 2016, and he should be very proud of his accomplishments.”

and two national championships, he never found the right fit professionally.

A first-round pick of the Denver Broncos in 2010, he struggled to make his run-heavy approach to playing quarterback work in the N.F.L., but he did manage a surprising close to the 2011 season. After going 7-4 as a starter, he shocked the sport by in the wild-card round of the playoffs.

before the next season. After arriving to much fanfare, he threw just eight passes for the Jets over the course of two games and . Attempts to catch on with the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles went nowhere.

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