The man that created a pose of his own known as “Tebowing,” was offered a position within the ranks of ESPN. Tim Tebow’s job will consist of coming on a variety of ESPN’s shows as an analyst speaking from firsthand experience.
We all know that there is no one better to talk sports than the athletes themselves—thus the hiring of retired coaches and players to host the majority of their talk shows. We’ll just have to see how Tebow does juggling both his professional football career and his analyst side job—although it should be too hard as he floats around the NFL unemployed as a free agent.
In a statement released by ESPN, “Former Florida quarterback and Heisman winner, Tim Tebow,” was hired by ESPN as a, “college football analyst for the SEC Network.”
He will show up when needed for their newest show, SEC Nation—“the network’s traveling pregame show that will originate from a different SEC campus each week,” during college season.
As this is his primary role, ESPN does note that, “he will [also] contribute to a variety of ESPN platforms including SportsCenter, ESPN Radio, and the network’s Heisman Trophy coverage, offering in-depth perspective as a legendary Southeastern Conference player.”
He is set to make his first appearance in his new role on January 6, “as an ESPN analyst during pregame coverage of the 2013 VIZIO BCS National Championship.”
Finishing their statement ESPN explains:
“He will contribute to the 9 a.m. ET edition of SportsCenter, College Football Live (3 p.m.) and College GameDay Built by The Home Depot (7 p.m.). He will also be part of studio coverage for the new College Football Playoff (semifinals and championship game), which begins next season.”
Tim Tebow released his own statement saying, “I am so excited that ESPN has given me this incredible opportunity,” and that, “this is an amazing opportunity to be part of the unparalleled passion of college football and the SEC.”
Now of course Tebow would rather be the person being talked about on the talk show rather than talking about others. That being said, there is a clause in the contract that would allow him to quit the show if an NFL team came knocking.
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