Major broadcast networks reportedly prepared for Tim Tebow bidding war
The more time that passes, the less likely it seems that Tim Tebow is ever going to play in the NFL again. While the former Florida star has made it clear that he refuses to give up on his dream of playing quarterback, it might be wise to start considering some career alternatives. Last month, Tebow reportedly hired a well-known broadcasting agent and began considering a career in television.
On Wednesday, The Big Lead reported that it is a virtual certainty that Tebow will be working as a college football analyst next season. Multiple sources reportedly told The Big Lead that ESPN, CBS, and FOX are all vying for his services.
ESPN is said to be interested in having Tebow join its SEC Network, which will debut in August 2014. ESPN is aiming to recreate a version of “College Gameday” for the SEC Network, and the network reportedly wants Tebow to join the panel and play the role of Kirk Herbstreit. CBS, which airs the top SEC games each week, is also interested in bringing Tebow on board given his status as an SEC legend. And FOX, which could be looking for a big draw for its new FOX Sports 1 network, supposedly wants to hire Tebow as an analyst.
The network that wants Tebow the most could be CBS, as The Big Lead is reporting executives are willing to “blow up” their pregame show if they have to in order to get Tebow to join.
While we are unaware of how much truth there is to any of the speculation, it seems fairly obvious that Tebow would have little trouble finding a job working as a television analyst. It’s all about ratings, and we know how much of a ratings machine he can be.