KEY POINTS

  • New York Mets are keeping the faith in Tim Tebow
  • Tim Tebow and Mets partnership will remain for now
  • Mets president believes Tim Tebow is on the right path

Tim Tebow's baseball dream remains alive and kicking as the front office of the New York Mets feels that he is far from done.

Despite experiencing some hiccups along the way, Mets President Sandy Alderson is taking a patient approach on the former football superstar.

Tebow has dealt with a couple of hurdles the past two years, keeping him out of baseball action. He suffered a hand injury in 2019, and his 2020 minor league return was foiled after the coronavirus broke out.

Although it is frustrating from his end, Alderson believes that Tebow is someone that he and the team should not give up on.

Tebow has reached Class AAA level since signing with the team in 2016 and remains a favorite among fans, USA Today reported.

Alderson sat down with Tebow recently and discussed options. He revealed how the Heisman Trophy winner remains interested in returning to baseball but appeared undecided due to the ramifications brought forth by the coronavirus, the New York Post reported.

“He’s anxious to come back. And I told Tim, ‘Look, Why would you want to end your quest based on a COVID-related reason? You didn’t get a chance to perform this year.’ He was hurt a little bit the previous year. So I think Tim is committed to coming back. And I think we’re committed to giving him an opportunity to do that and we’ll see where it goes,” Alderson said.

Though critics feel that Tebow is hardly showing progress, Alderson sees otherwise. He feels that at some point, the 33-year-old will break out in the sport.

Also, he will not accept COVID-19 as the reason why the ex-football quarterback should give up his dream.

“At some point, it will culminate. But I think that will be at a time when Tim and the organization come to some agreement about where he is and what his potential is. But I didn’t want him to go out based on some COVID-related interruption,” the head honcho explained.

As far as Alderson is concerned, the sport of baseball has benefitted from Tebow in some capacity. It may not go on forever. Taking all that into consideration, the Mets prexy believes that he deserves another shot for as long as his fervor interest in baseball remains.

Tim Tebow #85 of the New York Mets Tim Tebow #85 of the New York Mets Photo: Getty Images | Joe Robbins