TFD: Tim Tebow hired by SEC Network, probably won't be new Vikings coach or QB

  • Blog Post by: Michael Rand
  • December 30, 2013 - 5:10 PM

Tim Tebow is moving on in the next chapter of his life -- mostly, anyway -- and it doesn't involve playing football. That's probably for the best. If we're talking about the Vikings for a moment, he would not be a very good franchise QB and he probably doesn't fit into the Vikings head coach plans unless "extremely popular and talented college QB who just didn't fit into the NFL style of play" is one of Rick Spielman's 13 categories for a new coach.

Instead, he has been hired by the SEC Network as an analyst and will also do some work for ESPN:

Former Florida quarterback and Heisman winner, Tim Tebow, has been hired as a college football analyst for the SEC Network launching in August 2014. Through a multi-year agreement, Tebow’s primary role will be as an analyst for SEC Nation, the network’s traveling pregame show that will originate from a different SEC campus each week beginning August 28, 2014. 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.

On Monday, Jan. 6, Tebow will make his first appearance as an ESPN analyst during pregame coverage of the 2013 VIZIO BCS National Championship. 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.

Oh, but there is this at the bottom of that news release:

Tebow’s role with ESPN will not preclude him from continuing to pursue playing opportunities in the NFL.

Dream big, everyone.

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