Well, Tim Tebow recorded multiple hits in a preseason game against a minor league pitcher, so obviously we need to discuss his spot in the Mets' outfield and chances at the MVP. Okay, kidding.
But what can we see about Tim Tebow right now? He certainly has the power of a baseball player and his speed seems above average. His fielding looks standard so far.
There are times at the plate against actual major league pitchers he looks like a person who has just recently picked up the sport after a decade away from it. But it's still early and how he looks after a season of at bats in single, double, or triple A baseball will determine whether or not he'll be given a chance at the major league level.
Maybe he'll make. Maybe he won't. Only time will tell. But on the slim, but real, chance he does find himself in a New York Mets uniform, we as fans have to discuss whether or not Tebow is one of the greatest athletes of this or any generation.
Let us consider this: Tebow is already one of the greatest collegiate football players in the history of the sport. Even his biggest detractors have to grant him that. Tebow did play a few season of NFL football that saw him have individual and team success with a postseason win against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Now the question becomes if Tebow finds himself patrolling the outfield at Citi Field or rocking a hanging slider 400 ft, does he become this generation's Deion Sanders or Bo Jackson?
As sacrilege as that sounds, let's not go crazy (I say as I just compared Tim Tebow to the greatest defensive back in NFL history and the greatest athlete in modern sports) because at this moment, Tim Tebow is Brandon Weeden, but in reverse.
Remember Brandon Weeden? Of course you don't.
Weeden was drafted by the Yankees, quit baseball before every making it to the pros, then got drafted by the Cleveland Brown to be their QB for the future, and now he's the worst quarterback on the Houston Texans' depth chart. That's a depth chart that last season had guys like Brock Osweiler and Tom Savage
Right now, that's Tim Tebow: a former football player that couldn't cut it in the league and now is trying his hand at another sport. And he's putting himself for a high risk, high reward situation.
If he's fails, it looks pathetic. But, on the chance that he finds himself in Major League Baseball for a season or two as a fourth outfielder or possibly even a starter in the pros, he goes from Brandon Weeden to Bo Jackson. ESPN makes documentaries about Bo Jackson, not Brandon Weeden.