Tim Tebow hired as analyst for SEC Network, ESPN
The former Heisman Trophy winner and first-round pick by the Denver Broncos has agreed to a multi-year deal to serve as an analyst for the SEC Networkand ESPN. Tebow will first appear on ESPN Jan. 6 to provide analysis for the BCS National Championship Game. His primary role will be as an analyst for “SEC Nation,” which is a pregame show on location from different SEC campuses each week during the college football season.
SEC Network is scheduled to launch in August, but Tebow will appear on the network before then.
In the months leading up to launch and after, he will 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.
Tebow’s analyst duties will not prevent him from pursuing playing opportunities.
“I am so excited that ESPN has given me this incredible opportunity,” said Tebow. “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.”
As much as people would be inclined to mocking Tebow for accepting his fate as a talking head, I actually think he’ll do well in this role. He’s a huge fan of the SEC with a great sense of the conference’s history and he loves college football. But will he fawn all over players the way Jon Gruden does? Probably. That might be the only disappointment.