Tim Tebow may not be the quarterback du jour but he will be back on television. According to USA TODAY on December 30, Tebow will be working for ESPN now as a college football analyst. Tebow will be featured on "SEC Nation" which airs before each game.
According to the ESPN Mediazone press release, Tebow will make his debut on January 6 for the 2013 VIZIO BCS National Championship. He will also begin a stint as an analyst for "SEC Nation" starting in August 2014 and that gig involves a multi-year contract.
Fans of the quarterback superstar may be disappointed that Tebow won't be suiting up but at least he won't be fading away either. Although Tebow has made no secret his desire to be a quarterback in the NFL again, it might be hard to balance that job with a multi-year broadcasting contract.
Tim Connolly, ESPN senior vice president, programming and and college networks has said, "“Tim is a SEC icon with a national fan base and broad appeal. He will be a significant contributor to the compelling content we will deliver with the SEC Network." The immense fan-base and appeal of Tim Tebow is sure to increase viewership and ratings. It is already noted that many will be watching simply to see Tebow and with no interest in the actual game at all.