Tim Tebow has reiterated his interest in being a quarterback in the NFL after it was announced this week that he has been hired by ESPN as a college football analyst for the SEC Network.
The former Florida Gators quarterback said during a conference call with reporters on Tuesday that although he is grateful and excited for his new opportunity with the ESPN network, he still wishes to continue his career as a quarterback long term. The 26-year-old began playing for the NFL in 2010 for the Denver Broncos, and then moved on to the New York Jets where he endured a tougher spell. Over the 2013 preseason period he played with the New England Patriots but was dropped before the regular season got underway.
Tim Tebow will be returning to the college football world in 2014 following an announcement from ESPN that the former quarterback has signed on for a multiyear deal with the Southeastern Conference network.
Tebow, who has not played professionally since a season warming the bench with the New York Jets in 2012, had been the subject of rumors from the Big Lead earlier this month that he would likely end up with a broadcasting position.
The article correctly suggested that the former Florida Gator would take a position with the SEC network that will be launched next August at a Texas A&M-South Carolina game. With Tebow joining a team that currently consists of Rece Davis and Paul Finebaum, the show will likely be looking for one other co-host. more >>
The former NFL quarterback and currently unemployed player Tim Tebow may have several job offers - in the broadcasting world - starting in 2014.
ESPN's Southeastern Conference (SEC) Network, CBS Sports, and Fox Sports are currently all trying to recruit the former Heisman Trophy winner, according to The Big Lead.
ESPN will debut its SEC regional network next August. Its four person lineup currently consists of host and Alabama alum Rece Davis and Paul Finebaum. Tebow, who won two national championships with the Florida Gators, would fill spot three with another SEC athlete rounding out the quartet. more >>
Despite facing a challenging time in his football career over recent seasons, Tim Tebow has assured that he is happy and well. The football star is crediting his persistently positive outlook to his faith, saying that his identity has never been defined by him being a football player, but instead comes from who he is in Jesus Christ.
"I've never found my identity in who I was as a football player. I found my identity in who I am in Christ. And when you find your identity as a Christian, then regardless of your status, or your fame, or your popularity, or your position, that never changes," Tebow told Sports Illustrated. "So the roller-coaster that the world has always looked at my life and viewed, I'm very thankful that I don't have to live it."
"I'm the best now that I've ever been," the currently unemployed athlete added. more >>
A city hall in New Jersey was recently evacuated after an envelope carrying a photo of Tim Tebow was found to be containing a mysterious white powder.
Jersey City's City Hall and Mayor's Office were evacuated Monday afternoon shortly after a mayoral employee opened an envelope containing a picture of Tim Tebow and a letter, as well as a mysterious white powder. The envelope was addressed to Jersey City Mayor "Steven Fulop, family and friends" and authorities argue that the white powder accompanying the letter was made to look suspicious.
A source close to the mayor's office told The Jersey Journal that the letter addressed to Fulop contained "spiritual stuff […] Heaven stuff," as well as a "picture of Tebow." Tebow, who previously played quarterback for the New York Jets before being dropped by the east coast team after a lackluster season, is known for his evangelical beliefs and pro-life stance. more >>
It is unclear whether or not free agent quarterback Tim Tebow will play in the NFL again, but a new report says if he can't find work in the league he will look at opportunities to work on television.
Tebow has hired "prominent" broadcast agent Nick Khan of Creative Artists Agency, according to a tweet from NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, and will look into "college TV jobs" if he doesn't get picked up by an NFL team. Khan will join sports agent Jimmy Sexton in representing the evangelical Christian athlete.
The 26-year-old quarterback, who won a Heisman Trophy in college as the quarterback for the University of Florida Gators, was released by the New England Patriots in August before the start of the regular season. more >>