Tim Tebow is a well-known former American football quarterback, but today he is a baseball outfielder with the New York Mets organization. His career history other than college lies on Denver Broncos (2010–2011), New York Jets (2012), New England Patriots (2013) and Philadelphia Eagles (2015).
Early age of Tim
Timothy Richard Tebow was born on August 14, 1987 in Makati City, Philippines to parents Robert and Pam Tebow. He has four sibling two brothers and two sisters. The family lived in the Philippines for three years before moving to the Western Hills section of Birmingham, Alabama where Tim grew up playing numerous sports such as soccer and baseball. Throughout his childhood, Tim had always been bigger than his peers which caused him to be introverted and shy.
Depression phase of Tim
In December 1993, when Tim was six years old, his father (Bob) committed suicide due to an illness; Bob had suffered for over five years. The depression and the death of Robert caused Tebow’s mother to be very protective of him and she kept him away from football in fear that he would get hurt or injured. In high school however, it all changed.
While attending Trinity Christian Academy in Jacksonville, Florida, he began playing football under head coach Chris Miller which sparked his interest in the sport. Tebow graduated from Trinity Christian with several accolades including being ranked as one of the best high school quarterbacks of all time. He was a highly recruited athlete and it came down to three colleges: University of Florida at Gainesville, University of Southern California in Los Angeles and the University of Oregon in Eugene.
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Started to play football
He originally committed to play football at the University of Florida under then head coach Urban Meyer and offensive coordinator Dan Mullen and later was awarded a scholarship by coach Chip Kelly at the University of Oregon.
After high school, Tebow began playing college football for the University of Florida Gators. Throughout his four years there he had several highs as well as lows but managed to finish with six Southeastern Conference titles under his belt along with becoming one of three players ever to win both the Heisman Trophy (2007) and a National Championship that same year (2008).
Enter in NFL Draft
When it came time for Tim to enter into the 2010 NFL Draft, he made it clear that baseball was his second sport and still had a passion for it. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the first round (25th overall) and started out as a punt returner and backup to Kyle Orton.
His stats were not bad, but they weren’t good enough for him to get onto the field. During the 2011 off-season, Tebow was traded to the New York Jets where he served as Mark Sanchez’s backup until week 7 when he got his first start of professional football against the Arizona Cardinals on October 18; he helped win that game 22-19 but suffered an injury later in the season and would miss most of 2012 while recovering from surgery.
Contracts of Tim
Tebow became a free agent after leaving New York but did not give up on returning to the NFL. He signed with the New England Patriots on June 11, 2013 but was cut after two months due to not being able to adjust well to their way of playing football; he later commented saying that there was a disagreement between him and head coach Bill Belichick as far as how much input Tebow should have had over plays being called.
He then spent time sitting at home for a few months before accepting an offer from Philadelphia Eagles’ head coach Chip Kelly in order to see if he could perform well there since it was a place where his abilities best fit The Eagles released Tebow just days after training camp started for the 2014 season however, because Nick Foles won the starting position during preseason. After his release from The Eagles, Tebow went to work at ESPN as an analyst for the SEC Network, but that was short lived because The New York Mets signed him to a minor league contract on September 8.
Start playing baseball
Since his release from the Eagles, Tebow has spent time working out and preparing to play professional baseball after signing with The Mets. He began his career in single-A ball playing for the Columbia (South Carolina) Fireflies where he played first base and hit .220 over 126 at bats with three home runs; Tebow appeared in ten games overall during four different minor league levels.
Some of the top executives of The Mets organization have even stated that they believe Tim could potentially become a major league within two years if he continues to train hard, while others believe that it will take him up to five years before reaching the majors.
In 2009 against Kentucky, Tebow threw for a career best 484 yards thanks to his six passing touchdowns along with 212 rushing yards on 23 carries while becoming the first player in NCAA history to pass for over 30 touchdowns while also rushing for over twenty in a single season. He became the only sophomore in college football history to receive the Heisman Trophy after amassing 4,928 total yards and fifty-one touchdowns during that regular season.
Tebow had already received several honors such as being named Florida Mr. Football (2005), High School All American (2005-2006) and Gatorade’s Florida Player of the Year (2004-2006). In his first two years at The University of Florida, he broke several Southeastern Conference and National Collegiate Athletic Association records.
- He reportedly has made over $4 million in salary from NFL teams.
- According to various sources, he earned anywhere from $2 to 3 million (this is confusing) in sponsorships/marketing deals.
- He reportedly made $660k in salary with the Mets organization over the last year.
- As far as his current net worth, experts say it’s at least around $1 million but he hasn’t revealed exact numbers. His income comes from multiple sources so it’s always changing depending on what team he plays for and how much of a contract he gets.
- The most expensive/fancy thing Tebow has stated that he owns is buying a $200k house which also tells us that he probably has no problem affording something like that since that’s not cheap.
Sponsorship with brands
He also has sponsorship deals with brands such as Nike and Under Armour which make him more money on top of his contract with the Mets.
Donation and charity
He has listed some of the expensive things he owns such as buying a $200k house and donating $50k to charity.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the annual salary of Tim?
The annual salary of Tim is $920,000.
- What is special in Tim?
Tim alone wins many times. He got success in his career by winning championships.