Tim Tebow Buys Home in Jacksonville


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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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