For those concerned over the fate of Tim Tebow on their televisions this fall, you can breathe a little easier.
The former Heisman-winning Florida Gators quarterback has famously — or infamously depending on your point of view — been attempting to jumpstart a career in professional baseball after his football career careened off the rails. Thursday, the New York Mets tossed Tebow an athletic lifeline, announcing that the major league club has signed the quarterback to a minor league deal.
— New York Mets (@Mets) September 8, 2016
Tebow has served as an SEC Network analyst each of the past two seasons, and resumed that role again this year. Shortly after the Mets made their announcement, the network confirmed that the signing would have no impact on Tebow’s role for the time being.
“Tim is committed to his role at SEC Network and ESPN this fall,” a statement began. “We have always been supportive of Tim’s athletic pursuits. His new schedule will allow him t continue as a college football analyst on SEC Nation this fall.”