Tebow joins SEC Network, ESPN
Tim Tebow hasn't given up on his NFL aspirations just yet, but he is preparing for the next phase of his professional career.
Tebow, the former Florida quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner, has been hired by SEC Network to be an analyst on the "SEC Nation" studio show when ESPN launches the network in August.
Tebow will be joined on the traveling pregame show that will originate from a different SEC campus each week by host and Schenectady native Joe Tessitore and radio host Paul Finebaum. The show debuts Aug. 28.
Tebow will make his ESPN debut Jan. 6 during pregame coverage of the BCS title game between Auburn and Florida State. He will contribute to a variety of ESPN platforms, including "SportsCenter," ESPN Radio, and the network’s Heisman Trophy coverage. Tebow will also be part of studio coverage for the new college football playoff (semifinals and championship game), which replaces the BCS next season.
"I am so excited that ESPN has given me this incredible opportunity,” Tebow said in a statement. “When I was 6 years old, I fell in love with the game of football, and while I continue to pursue my dream of playing quarterback in the NFL, this is an amazing opportunity to be part of the unparalleled passion of college football and the SEC."
Tebow's role with ESPN will not preclude him from continuing to pursue playing opportunities in the NFL. He has been with the Denver Broncos and New York Jets. He was in the New England Patriots' training camp earlier this year, but was cut before the regular season began.