Former Denver Broncos quarterback and outspoken evangelical Christian Tim Tebow is training for a possible NFL comeback, but admits that his future in the NFL is uncertain and that he is putting his faith in God when it comes to his football career.
Tebow, who currently works as an ESPN analyst for the SEC Network, does not consider his NFL career to be over just yet, and is training in Arizona to improve his skills and conditioning. The NFL season is less than two months away, and in spite the uncertainty, the 26-year-old says his faith is powering him through.
"One of my favorite quotes is, 'I don't know what my future holds, but I know who holds my future,'" said Tebow, according to FOX Sports. "And in that it gives you peace to just continue to work and go after what our heart desires and when you do that, you don't have any regrets and I think that's the best way to live life." more >>
New ESPN analyst Tim Tebow has reiterated his interest in playing again for the NFL, saying in a recent interview that he is keeping in top shape and believes he's "the best that I've ever been" at the highly-competitive sport.
"I'm training every day and feel like I'm the best that I've ever been," the 26-year-old told The Tennessean in a recent interview. "I still love it, love playing, talking about it, and I'm just excited about whatever the future holds. Who knows what could happen? But I'm excited about it, though."
The former Denver Broncos quarterback was discussing his new gig as an ESPN analyst for the SEC Network that begins broadcasting in August with the South Carolina vs. Texas A&M game. He told The Tennessean that he is especially excited to serve as an analyst for the SEC Network because it is uniquely different than other college sports networks. more >>
ESPN President John Skipper has partially blamed his sports network for generating a Tim Tebow backlash against the outspoken Christian former NFL player.
Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Skipper acknowledged that ESPN took full advantage of the ratings juggernaut that was Tebow, 26, even when it began to disadvantage him as a person.
"We gave him a lot of attention. I've said before, we probably overdid it. And that makes people sort of suspicious of him. It's not his fault. He is genuinely a very likable guy," he said. more >>
ESPN analyst Tim Tebow still has dreams of playing in the NFL, his good friend and former college football coach Urban Meyer said in a recent interview. The coach added that there are "some conversations" regarding the possibility of Tebow playing in the NFL at some point.
"You'd imagine how [Tebow] works. Works every day. He's hoping. There are some conversations about it. I don't know too much. There's hope and he says there's stuff going on," Meyer, who was Tebow's coach when the athlete attended the University of Florida, told CBS Sports in a recent interview.
Tebow and Meyer still remains close, as the two went on a family vacation together last year. Meyer is currently the head football coach for Ohio State. more >>
While Tim Tebow may still be unmarried and single — the former pro football player has not publicly admitted dating anyone — he's already imagining what his family life might look like some day.
"When I have a family someday, I'll probably adopt," Tebow told People Magazine. "Adoption has always been something close to my heart. There are so many kids out there who really need a family."
In 2013, Tebow, who is the youngest of five children and, like his siblings was homeschooled, added adoption to one of the causes that his foundation supports. At last week's Tim Tebow Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic, he and several other celebrities, along with professional golfer and fellow Christian, Bubba Watson, raised $1.1 million, some of which will fund Orphan Care, which financially supports more than 850 orphans in five countries. more >>
New ESPN analyst Tim Tebow helped co-host "Good Morning America" Friday morning, discussing his faith, his aspirations to continue playing in the NFL, and his predictions for the upcoming Super Bowl XLVIII.
Tebow, who was recently hired by ESPN to serve as their new college football analyst for the SEC Network, partook in many light-hearted, entertaining games and interviews on the Friday airing of the ABC morning show. The former NFL quarterback appeared throughout the show participating in various segments, including a Super Bowl snack cook-off with Joe Montana and a discussion with former 49er Steve Young on the Super Bowl.
The new ESPN analyst also sat down with "Good Morning America" host Robin Roberts to discuss his future in the NFL. Tebow stopped playing for the Denver Broncos at the end of the 2011 season to play one disappointing season with the New York Jets. He then played a pre-season with the New England Patriots only to be dropped from their roster in the regular season. Although Tebow now has a solid analyst gig for ESPN, he told Roberts he would still like to play as a quarterback in the NFL at some point in the future. more >>