Despite not being a part of the headlines the past few months, the quarterback and sometimes-folk hero for many has landed a new job on ESPN, and will serve as a football analyst. His first appearance is going to come on January 6 with the BCS National Championship Game. For the network, this has to be a major coup in that it allows them to have somebody on the network who clearly has a big audience, especially among those in the faith community and in the southeastern part of the United States. It should be noted that the two teams playing in the big game, in Florida State and Auburn, are universities that he became familiar with during his time in Florida.
In a statement following the announcement of the news, Tebow reiterated that his dream still is first and foremost to have a job working as a quarterback in the NFL:
“I am so excited that ESPN has given me this incredible opportunity. When I was six years old I fell in love with the game of football, and 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.”
The benefit for this gig from Tebow’s point of view is that it helps to make sure that no one forgets about him, and he also has a certain amount of responsibility to the brands he sponsors to stay in the spotlight. That is why it would not shock us at all to see him on “Dancing with the Stars” this spring. ESPN and ABC are both owned by Disney, and it once again would allow him to remain a public figure even after football season. Tebow was at one point linked to the show, but he said no at that time.
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