Former NFL football player Tim Tebow is not a serious baseball player, despite his attempts to play for the New York Mets in the minor leagues. By publicly stating that playing baseball is not his biggest calling in life and that his main goal is not to play in the major leagues, Tim Tebow admits that he doesn't have the passion or commitment that other professional baseball players have. Therefore, writes Jon Santucci in TCPalm, Tebow is merely a guy who plays baseball and should not be considered as a baseball player.
Tim Tebow should be congratulated for making the transition from professional football to professional baseball. Whether he succeeds in the minor leagues is not the point, writes Richard Justice in MLB.com, who emphasizes that, instead, the fact that Tebow is trying to fulfill his dream should be congratulated. Justice also takes issue with criticism that Tebow has received for playing minor league baseball considering what an upstanding person and athlete his is. He should be given credit for having enough confidence to give baseball a try.