Tebow is scheduled to be in Arizona each week from Monday though Thursday, with the Mets granting permission for Tebow to work as a college football analyst with the SEC Network on Fridays and Saturdays. Sundays are off days in the AFL.
The AFL is the next step for Tebow, as the former Heisman Trophy winning quarterback attempts to reach the Major Leagues.
“We want Tim to play in more games to continue developing his skills on the field while facing advanced competition,” Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said.
Tebow reported to Arizona on Sunday in preparation for the start of the AFL season, which runs through Nov. 19. This follows his time spent with the Mets in the instructional league in Florida after signing with the club in September.
“Working in the instructional league has been a lot of fun and productive,” Tebow said. “We worked hard, and I was able to see a lot of pitches and work on different things. There was great coaching, and I tried to improve every day. I plan to use the Fall League as an opportunity to improve. It’s a blessing and a great opportunity.”
Austin Laymance is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.
Source: Mets News / Tebow slated to make AFL debut on Tuesday