Obviously, ABC and Disney have no problem getting themselves into the Tim Tebow business. The former NFL quarterback, not long after serving as a commentator for the SEC during college football season, has now signed up to guest-host “Good Morning America” on Friday alongside the various other members of the anchor team. (This was first reported by THR.)
Obviously, the benefits here for “GMA” are easy to spot. While Tebow has never exactly struck gold when it comes to being a serious NFL quarterback, it was only two years ago that he was a member of the Denver Broncos team that made it two rounds into the playoffs. Therefore, it is not exactly like he is all that removed now from being a part of the league. He was even on the roster for the New England Patriots at times during the preseason. Will he be a little biased for one of his former teams if he is asked for his opinion on the big game? We wouldn’t doubt it, and would actually be surprise if he did not have some affection for some of the Broncos players.
Still, we do wonder what the endgame is here for Tim when doing these shows. It does keep him in the public eye, but could he really be a morning-show correspondent year-round? We’re still putting on the conspiracy cap and saying that he is being set up perfectly for a spot on “Dancing with the Stars.” He’s already been around two other Disney-owned properties, and it’s not like he has too much else going on right now. Plus, he’ll be a ratings draw and it’s a nice move to keep in the spotlight so that their endorsement deals mean something. A win all around? Probably, and people tend to like the whole story that he has. Look what it did for Sean Lowe on “The Bachelor.”
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