Hey, not sure if you've heard, but Tim Tebow is a baseball player now. Or, at least, he's trying to be.

The 29-year-old former NFL quarterback agreed to a minor league contract with the New York Mets and had his first workout with their instructional league team Monday.

As he tries to refine his game on the diamond, he's also out stumping for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, which honors college football players who do upstanding things off the field.

We caught up with him, however, to talk baseball—including which current big leaguers he admires, which areas of his game he needs to improve and how he responds to the doubters.

Bleacher Report: There was talk about you signing with the Colorado Rockies, and you've got fans in Denver. There was also talk about the Atlanta Braves, which seemed like a fit given your success in the SEC. What made you choose the Mets and that New York market instead?