Former Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow signs minor league contract with Mets

NEW YORK — Former Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets and will report to their Instructional League in Florida, ESPN reported Thursday.

Brodie Van Wagenen, Tebow’s baseball agent, said the Rockies showed an interest in signing for Tebow, who worked out in front of 46 scouts representing 28 of the 30 major league teams in Los Angeles last week.

Tebow has not played organized baseball since his junior year of high school in 2005. He has been working out with former major league catcher Chad Moeller since May.

Tebow was drafted by the Broncos in the first round in 2010. He was inserted into the lineup in the 2011 season and helped the Broncos to the AFC West title and a playoff win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Broncos traded him in the offseason in 2012 to the New York Jets after they signed free agent quarterback Peyton Manning.

He was cut by the Jets in April 2013, then signed with the New England Patriots later in the year. He played in two preseason games but was released in August.

In 2015, Tebow signed with the Philadelphia Eagles and played in four preseason games before being released.