ESPN announced on Monday that Tebow, 26, has been hired as a college football analyst for their new SEC Network.
Tebow will appear on SEC Nation, a pregame show that will travel to a different campus each week after the channel launches in August. He will begin his new duties January 6.
The former Denver Broncos star will be seen at the BCS Championship game in the first week of 2014.
Tebow’s deal “will not preclude him from continuing to pursue playing opportunities in the NFL”.
Tebow did not play in the league in 2013 after he was cut by the Patriots in August. In just over one season, he went from leading the Broncos to the playoffs, to a backup, then out of the NFL.
Tim Tebow said in a statement, “While I continue to pursue my dream of playing quarterback in the NFL, this is an amazing opportunity to be part of the unparalleled passion of college football and the SEC”.
Former NFL cornerback turned ESPN analyst Eric Allen said that working at the network and continuing a pro career would be difficult. He stated, “You can’t do both.
ESPN senior vice president Justin Connolly called Tebow an “SEC icon with a national fan base and broad appeal.”
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