Former Heisman Trophy victor and national championship quarterback Tim Tebow may be taking his hacks at the plate for the Columbia Fireflies now, but he'll be breaking down the gameplay of SEC teams once college football season arrives.
ESPN announced Monday it has signed former Heisman Trophy victor and current New York Mets prospect Tim Tebow to a multiyear contract extension to continue serving as a college football analyst for the SEC Network.
Tebow's ESPN tenure dates back to 2013, when he was the first college football analyst tapped for SEC Network.
Tebow's insight and commentary also will be part of various other ESPN network shows and platforms.
"Tim brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to his analysis of college football and surprised many fans with his strong opinions and engaging presence on SEC Nation", Stephanie Druley, ESPN senior vice president of event and studio production, said in a statement.
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The press release said Tebow's role with ESPN will not preclude him from continuing his baseball career. The initial ESPN contract didn't stand in Tebow's way of pursuing an avenue back into the National Football League, and this updated agreement won't halt him from baseball, it appears.
In Tebow's case, that football (and baseball) talent will stay on board, and the Mets don't have to worry: The job will continue to be in addition to, instead of a replacement for, his spot on the Class-A Columbia Fireflies.
Tebow is hitting.242 with 2 home runs in 26 games in single-A. So, Tebow is sitting pretty right now despite seeing his National Football League career dissipate.
But he says he relishes his role with ESPN. While those numbers don't appear to signal a promotion anytime soon, they're not in line with someone who has absolutely no business in baseball either.