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Tim Tebow Joins ESPN on Multi-Year Deal, NFL Career Likely Over

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Well, it appears this may be the end of the road in the NFL for free agent quarterback Tim Tebow. After things didn’t work out with the New England Patriots this past year, Tebow remained a free agent while quarterback-needy teams passed on him week after week. Monday, though, his career took a different turn that may have cemented the end of his days in the NFL.

Tebow has joined ESPN as an SEC analyst on a multi-year deal and will make his debut by helping out with the BCS National Championship Game coverage on January 6th. The deal allows Tebow to still play quarterback in the NFL if he reaches a deal with a team, but at this rate I think we’ve seen that there is absolutely zero interest league-wide.

“Tim is a SEC icon with a national fan base and broad appeal. He will be a significant contributor to the compelling content we will deliver with the SEC Network,” Justin Connolly explained. Connolly is the ESPN senior vice president, programming, college networks. “Tim brings a wealth of knowledge about the game, the conference and the passion among SEC fans.”

Tebow made a great decision to agree with ESPN. He knows college football. Unfortunately, that hasn’t translated to the professional level. But, he will certainly bring a definitive knowledge to his SEC coverage with ESPN and could find a long career in the industry if he plays his cards right.

Ryan Heckman is a Senior Writer for RantSports.comFollow him on Twitter  @ryanmheckman, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.