It’s been an interesting few years for Tim Tebow: two college football championships, a Heisman Trophy, a first-round pick in the NFL Draft, an unlikely winning streak as a starting quarterback, a surprise overtime playoff victory, a trade, a release, backing up Tom Brady, another release and, ultimately, unemployment. Now he has found a home in the broadcast booth. ESPN said today that the 26-year-old has inked a multiyear deal as an analyst for its new SEC Network, which airs games in the conference in which he starred at the University of Florida. He will make his debut during the network’s pregame coverage of the Vizio BCS National Championship on January 6. Tebow’s main focus will be SEC Nation, the traveling pregame show that will premiere with Texas A&M at South Carolina on August 28, but ESPN said he also will contribute to “SportsCenter,” ESPN Radio and the network’s Heisman coverage. Just in case, the network noted that “Tebow’s role with ESPN will not preclude him from continuing to pursue opportunities in the NFL.” But his time likely will be better spent practicing that new vocation rather than waiting by the phone.
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