Ousted From NFL, Tebow Will Return To ESPN Job As Analyst

Quarterback Tim Tebow, who played for the Denver Broncos and New York Jets during his NFL career, will return to ESPN as a college football analyst on the SEC Network. Tebow was at the Philadelphia Eagles' training camp, but did not secure a final roster spot. Photo: UPI /John Angelillo | License Photo

BRISTOL, Conn., Sept. 10 (UPI) — After he was booted from the National Football League for a second time as a player, former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Tim Tebow will now begin his second stint at ESPN as a college football analyst.

Tebow has been rehired by the network as an analyst for its SEC Network — the outlet that covers the Southeastern Conference, where his Florida Gators reside.

Tebow made the move back to television after he was released by the Eagles, failing to make the final roster.

“Tim quickly developed into an excellent analyst last year, and we were not shy about acknowledging his home at ESPN should he be available to return,” ESPN executive VP John Wildhack said in a statement.

In an April news release, Wildhack had said, “Tim developed quickly into an excellent analyst. He has a home at ESPN when his playing career is done.”

“So excited to be back with my #SECNation Family this Saturday! Nashville here we come!” Tebow tweeted Wednesday, referring to the upcoming Vanderbilt-Georgia game.

Tebow, the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner, played with the Denver Broncos and New York Jets between 2010 and 2012. He was invited to training camps for the New England Patriots in 2013 and Philadelphia this year, but made neither team’s final roster.

He signed a one-year contract with the Eagles in April but was cut from the team on Sept. 5. At the time of his release, head coach Chip Kelly said Tebow didn’t perform quite well enough to earn the Eagles’ No. 3 quarterback spot.

“Thanks @Eagles and Coach Kelly for giving me the opportunity to play the game I love!” Tebow tweeted the day of his release.


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