Tim Tebow Takes Job As College Football Analyst, But Not Giving Up On NFL Dream

Tim Tebow is ready to start the next phase of his career, but even as he enters the broadcasting booth the former Heisman Trophy winner isn’t ready to give up his NFL dreams.

Tebow was hired on Monday SEC Network as an analyst for the traveling Saturday morning show SEC Nation. The network is owned by ESPN, which will have Tebow in the studio on January 6 before the BCS Championship Game.

It was a move many had predicted, as Tim Tebow remains very popular in college football circles and has been reportedly been very sought after as an analyst.

“I am so excited that ESPN has given me this incredible opportunity,” Tebow said in an ESPN release.“When I was six years old I fell in love with the game of football, and while I continue to pursue my dream of playing quarterback in the NFL, this is an amazing opportunity to be part of the unparalleled passion of college football and the SEC.”

Tebow had arguably one of the best college careers ever, throwing for more than 9,000 yards and rushing for close to 3,000 at Florida while winning two National Championships.

He was later drafted in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos, and in 2011 led the team to the playoffs and a Wild Card round win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

But Tebow struggled in his next season with the New York Jets and failed to earn a roster spot this season.

Tebow worked out during the season in hopes of getting a call, but when teams lost quarterbacks to injury they turned to other veterans, most recently the 41-year-old Jon Kitna.

In an announcement on Monday Tebow said he was excited for his next career move but still held out hope of returning to the NFL.

Tim Tebow will get right to work in his new role, appearing on SportsCenter the morning of the BCS Championship game, College FootballLive in the afternoon, and on College GameDay before the matchup between Auburn and Florida State.