Tim Tebow is finally headed to Jacksonville, but Jaguars fans hoping to see the quarterback on the field might be disappointed.
Tebow returned to his hometown for good, purchasing a $1.4 million home at the Glen Kernan Golf and Country Club in Jacksonville. Tebow just closed on the 6,525 square foot house, which was built in 2000.
The new home will give Tim Tebow plenty of chances to play golf and enjoy the outdoors, but he likely won’t be stepping onto a football field anytime soon. At least, not as a player.
Tebow will be working this season as a college football analyst for ESPN’s SEC network. He already started his work in the booth earlier this year during bowl season, and many believe the former Heisman Trophy winner will be right at home in the college football arena.
That’s good for Tebow, as it’s clear that his NFL career has come to an end. After being cut by the New England Patriots before the start of the 2013 season, Tebow kept working out and stayed in playing shape on the chance that injury struck a team and they came calling for an experienced quarterback.
That scenario did happen, but it wasn’t Tim Tebow that teams came looking for. Instead, he watched as other veterans — including 41-year-old Jon Kitna — were given a shot in the NFL. Tebow still has many fans in Jacksonville, the same area where Tebow was a standout high school player and later a Heisman Trophy winner, and some of them even petitioned the team to sign him.
But with now more than one full season since he last played a snap in the NFL, Tim Tebow has likely seen the end of his career.
But Tim appears ready for life after the NFL. Not long after snagging the college football analyst gig, he announced a speaking tour with Duck Dynasty star Jase Robertson. Tebow announced that he’ll be working on various other ministries with the Duck Dynasty family.
As long as he can reach people with his ministry, Tebow sounds quite content being done with football.
“I’ve never found my identity in who I was as a football player. I found my identity in who I am in Christ. And when you find your identity as a Christian, then regardless of your status, or your fame, or your popularity, or your position, that never changes. So the roller-coaster that the world has always looked at my life and viewed, I’m very thankful that I don’t have to live it. I’m the best now that I’ve ever been.”
And if he can afford a $1.4 million home in Jacksonville, Tim Tebow is obviously doing good with his money, too.