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Tim Tebow Needs Time in Minor Leagues Before Reaching MLB, Says Brian Jordan

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistMarch 30, 2018

New York Mets' Tim Tebow stands in the on-deck circle during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Washington Nationals Friday, March 2, 2018, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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As a player who went from the NFL to MLB, Brian Jordan is a valuable reference when it comes to Tim Tebow.

The 15-year major league veteran—and three-year NFL veteran—told TMZ Sports on Thursday that Tebow "still needs a lot of time down in the minor leagues."

On the bright side, Jordan said the Mets minor league outfielder is "progressing along and getting better."

Tebow will begin the 2018 season playing for the Double-A Binghamton Rumble Ponies after spending last season in Single-A. He hit .226 with eight home runs in 126 games last year across two levels.

While his numbers haven't been great to this point, the organization still has faith he will continue to rise through the rankings.

"I think he will play in the major leagues," Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said in February, per Anthony DiComo of MLB.com.

Jordan appears to be yet another person rooting for him to succeed.

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