Back in March, we told you that there was a bidding war for Tim Tebow’s services as a broadcaster between ESPN, CBS, and Fox Sports. ESPN has won the bidding war and will be bring Tebow on for their new SEC Network. Here is part of the press release:
On Monday, Jan. 6, Tebow will make his first appearance as an ESPN analyst during pregame coverage of the 2013 VIZIO BCS National Championship. He will contribute to the 9 a.m. ET edition of SportsCenter, College Football Live (3 p.m.) and College GameDay Built by The Home Depot (7 p.m.). He will also be part of studio coverage for the new College Football Playoff (semifinals and championship game), which begins next season.
Tebow is definetely a high profile hire for ESPN who is never shy about bringing on former big name athletes. I do wonder if this is the first person they will look at to replace Lee Corso when he eventually retires.
Whether or not he is actually good at this new job remains to be seen but you know it will get people interested. He does reportedly have an out clause in his contract if an NFL team comes calling but my guess is his NFL career is over.