His NFL career may be over, but that doesn’t mean football will no longer be a part of Tim Tebow’s life.
Though many fans, and Tebow himself, would have liked to see him in the NFL again, he hasn’t received the call from any NFL team since he was let go from the New England Patriots in August. Not even when so many teams could have used a quarterback this season.
The former NFL quarterback is the cause of a TV bidding war. Multiple sources told The Big Lead that many channels, including ESPN, CBS Sports, and Fox Sports, are vying for Tebow to be the newest analyst for college football. ESPN already has a show designed for Tebow on their ESPN SEC Network.
It is expected that come January, Tebow’s phone will be ringing with offers to become a college football analyst.
ESPN will debut its SEC Network in August 2014. The network has plans for its own version of “College Gameday.” Tebow is one of three names that are being thrown around to co-host the show. Alabama grad Rece Davis and “the voice of the South” Paul Finebaum have also been mentioned. ESPN is still looking for a fourth co-host for the show.
And getting Tebow to the SEC Network could be the ticket for the network to get picked up by multiple cable providers.
CBS Sports wants Tebow so bad they’re willing to make major changes to their pre-game show to get him.
If Fox can snag Tebow, they’re looking to have him analyze both college football and NFL games.
Personally, I think the Heisman Trophy winner and former Florida Gator would be a great get for any network looking to add to or create a show.
Though it looks like some people disagree with me.
There's a bidding war for Tim Tebow? The hell kind of world are we living in?
— outdoorgirl_27 (@outdoorgirl_27) December 5, 2013
Idk why any sports network would want Tim Tebow as analyst. Unless ESPN puts him with Jesse Palmer.
— Race Robles (@H_TownRacer) December 5, 2013