Former NFL and University of Florida player, Tim Tebow has been hired by ESPN. He would be working for the SEC Network, which would be launching in August 2014.
Tebow did admit that the announcement came as a surprise. Tebow does not have an experience as an analyst. Tebow played four season from 2006 to 2009 at Florida. Currently, he is the SEC’s all-time leader with a total career touchdowns and career rushing touchdowns.
ESPN senior vice president of programming, Justin Connolly has confirmed the news and announced the reason for hiring him and said:
“Tim is a SEC icon with a national fan base and broad appeal. He will be a significant contributor to the compelling content we will deliver with the SEC Network. Tim brings a wealth of knowledge about the game, the conference and the passion among SEC fans.”
Tebow is expected to make his first appearance on January 6 as an analyst.
Tebow would be appearing as an analyst for the SEC Network’s travelling college football show called SEC Nation. The show would be featuring Joe Tessitore Paul Finebaum.
Initially, he was signed with New England Patriots before this season. This role on television would present a lot of challenges at first, but with his personality knowledge and wisdom is bound to help him in his job as an analyst.