Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow finishes his work out for baseball scouts and the media in Los Angeles on August 30, 2016.
Chris Carlson—AP
September 19, 2016 12:08 PM EDT

The Mets are embracing new team member Tim Tebow’s previous career: He’s sporting a No. 15 jersey just like his quarterback days.

Florida Gators, Denver Broncos and New York Jets fans who grew used to seeing Tebow wear No. 15 for those teams will definitely experience a blast from the past. Tebow made his baseball debut when he started the fall instructional league Monday morning, CBS reports.

People took to Twitter on Monday to post their own confirmations of the number assignment:

And Tim Tebow’s jersey was listed third on the Mets online apparel shop as of Monday morning.

[CBS Sports]

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