Tim Tebow Buys Home in Jacksonville

    July 15, 2014
    Mike Fossum
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Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow just purchased a $1.4 million home in Glen Kernan Golf and Country Club in Jacksonville, Florida.

The Heisman Trophy winner bought a five bedroom, 4.5 bathroom house located on Swilcan Bridge Lane from David and Virginia Bailey. The sale of the 6,500 square foot property closed on June 27, and was recorded Monday. No word yet on when Tebow plans to move in.

University of Florida Gators fans are happy Tebow is back in the state. The quarterback’s record-setting collegiate performance didn’t translate well in the NFL, and Tebow saw brief stints with the Denver Broncos, the New York Jets and the New England Patriots.

New neighbor Gwen Peterson commented, “I think he’s great. I think he’s what Jacksonville needs.” Neighbor Brian Petty added, “I’m just happy he’s back in Florida. I think he’s a great individual. He adds a lot to the community here. I think he’ll be a great leader.”

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Tebow and his brother have also bought into the PDQ restaurant franchise in Jacksonville. While not presently affiliated with any NFL franchise, Tebow’s contract allows him to continue to pursue opportunities as a player. Though it would appear the popular quarterback, who made Tebowing into a “thing”, might be better suited for broadcast. In December, 2013 Tebow was hired by ESPN as a college football analyst for the SEC Network as co-host of SEC Nation, a travelling pre-game show. He made his ESPN debut during the 2014 BCS National Championship Game.

Tebow also co-hosted ABC News’ Good Morning America in January, shortly before Super Bowl XLVIII, and was joined on the morning show by Eli Manning.

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  • Jack Hawk

    Why is this news?

    • JabroniBeaterisBack

      why did you take the time to comment

  • Caligula

    Taking a loser team one game from the super bowl, in his first season, is to “not translate well in the NFL”? I wonder what this guy said about Troy Aikman in his first two or three years in the NFL? The problem is the NFL coaches are just plain stupid, and there is an obvious prejudice against his beliefs.

  • Nothing New

    Wow…the news person said his neighbors “have mixed feelings” about Tebow moving in….but NOT one person had anything negative to say about Tebow moving in…….amazing these journalist are just like that old song “Dirty Laundry” by Don Henley.

  • tho

    Tebow is a great guy. The NfL shows a great deal of prejudice against a truly decent man.

    • carterfan

      It’s a big conspiracy to keep Christians out of the NFL…….no there isn’t He just can’t throw a football well enough……end of story.

  • profyodat

    Why does the article begin with the words “devout Christian” to describe Tebow? When Phil Jackson was hired by the Knicks, I did not read any stories that began with, “Phil Jackson, Hall of fame coach and Buddhist was hired by the NY Knicks today.

  • Steve Gunn

    I am moving to Jacksonville in about 6 weeks. Maybe he has a spare room or 4.

  • jn7sky

    Very modest and simple. Majority of professional players who are making millions of dollars a year and has no experience in investments or how to handle money, should take notes from Tim Tebow.