On September 8, 2016, Tebow signed a minor league contract with
the New York Mets and participated in the Mets' instructional league, even when no one believed that he could. In his first game with the team,
on September 28, 2016, Tebow hit a home run on the first pitch of his first at-bat. The Mets organization issued him to the Scottsdale Scorpions of the
Arizona Fall League, where he batted with a average of .194 in 70 plate appearances, with 20 strikeouts in 62 at-bats. Tebow began
the 2017 season with the Columbia Fireflies of the Class A South Atlantic League. On April 6, 2017, Tebow hit a home
run in his first at-bat for the Fireflies (and first ever minor league at-bat), playing against the Augusta GreenJackets. It seems as though
his dream to be a professional athlete has yet to fail!