(BREITBART) — When former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow announced that he intended to join the minor leagues in an attempt to make it as a professional baseball player, most scoffed.

However, since then, he has wowed even the harshest critics. Prompting his hitting coach to say that the former Florida Gator has a great shot at advancing to the majors this season. Former MLB outfielder Jay Gibbons signed on to help Tebow recover his college hitting abilities and hone them for a shot at Major League Baseball, and now Gibbons is telling the Athletic that he is bullish on Tebow’s chances of hitting the big time.

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