The Worldwide Leader in Sports may have signed Tim Tebow to a multi-year deal that will make him their new college football analyst for the SEC Network. However, that doesn’t mean that Tebow’s career as a NFL quarterback is over.
“I am so excited that ESPN has given me this incredible opportunity,” Tebow said in a statement, according to ESPN. “When I was six 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.”
Like what many coaches do, Tebow is taking a job with ESPN for the paycheck and to pass the time until a new opportunity presents itself. Make no mistake about it. Tebow still has every intention of playing quarterback in the NFL at a later date, and his contract with ESPN will not prevent him from accomplishing that dream if a NFL team offers him a tryout.
It’s hard to imagine a team calling up Tebow at any point in the next year, especially after several teams needed a quarterback in 2013 and none decided to give Tebow a shot. In fact, the St. Louis Rams attempted to lure Brett Favre out of retirement instead of giving Tebow a tryout.
Personally, I think it’s great for Tebow to be on television and discuss college football. Obviously, it’s even better for ESPN as their ratings are guaranteed to skyrocket in the next year. Tebow can be seen every week during the football season as he will travel to and analyze SEC games. He will also appear on SportsCenter and other programs, along with ESPN radio.