BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Former NFL Quarterback Tim Tebow's in his third season pursuing life as a Major League Baseball player.
The Mets' farmhand was a Double-A All-Star last year, and he's not letting his critics get to him.
"It's really trying to keep perspective and not letting other people define you because they sure do want to," Tebow said. "I try to encourage young all the time to let the world or other people, or outside sources define you because you will always have critics and naysayers and people that are going to tell you that you won't, that you can't, that you shouldn't. Most of are those people are the people that didn't, that wouldn't, that couldn't," he said.
In Tebow's mind, going the baseball route is worth a shot.
"Succeeding or failing is not making it to the bigs or it's not necessarily fulfilling that." he said "It's having to not living with regret because I didn't try. You know I just feel for all the young people out there that don't go after something because they are so afraid of failing that you're going to live with a whole lot of regret than if you tired and you failed and I am very passionate about that. " he said.
Tebow said he's defined by his faith, nothing else.
"Fear and doubt and all those things creep in and I just don't believe that the healthiest way to live," he said. "I don't want to have to live with fear or doubt everyday. And you know regardless what everyone here says about me, it doesn't define me." he said.
Tebow's expected to start the year in the Triple-A league -- just one step shy of the majors.
WBZ NewsRadio's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports.