WATCH: Tim Tebow impresses in competitive baseball debut

The former NFL quarterback in on the books of the New York Mets

WATCH: Tim Tebow impresses in competitive baseball debut

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Tim Tebow's quest to play two sports in America's major leagues is gaining pace.

The former Denver Broncos and and New York Jets quarterback, has not played professional football since 2015, when he was part of the Philadelphia Eagles training squad.

Last year, Tebow announced he was going to try and become a professional baseball player. Although best known for his football career, the 29-year-old had an impressive spell in high-school playing baseball. He was also on the attention of the LA Angels during high school, with the team interested in signing him.

Tebow was signed by the New York Mets last September 2016 to a minor league contract, and has worked his way through the instructional league and spring training.

Signed by the Columbia Fireflies, a lower-league affiliate of the New York Mets, for the 2017 season, Tebow hit a two-run home-run on his first time at base.

Tebow scored one of the Fireflies' runs in the 14-7 win, with only three home runs scored in the night.

Despite impressing on his debut in the Class A South Atlantic League, Tebow's path to Major League Baseball still has a long way to go.

From winning a playoff game with the Broncos in January 2012, it's fascinating to see how he will perform in another sport.