"Former Florida quarterback and Heisman winner Tim Tebow has been hired as a college football analyst for the SEC Network launching in August 2014," announced ESPN, which runs the SEC Network.
The announcement continues, "Through a multi-year agreement, Tebow’s primary role will be as an analyst for ‘SEC Nation,’ the network’s traveling pregame show that will originate from a different SEC campus each week beginning August 28, 2014. In the months leading up to launch and after, he will contribute to a variety of ESPN platforms including ‘SportsCenter,’ ESPN Radio, and the network’s Heisman Trophy coverage, offering in-depth perspective as a legendary Southeastern Conference player."
The announcement adds, "On Monday, Jan. 6, Tebow will make his first appearance as an ESPN analyst during pregame coverage of the 2013 VIZIO BCS National Championship. He will contribute to the 9 a.m. ET edition of ‘SportsCenter,’ ‘College Football Live’ (3 p.m.) and ‘College GameDay Built by The Home Depot’ (7 p.m.). He will also be part of studio coverage for the new College Football Playoff (semifinals and championship game), which begins next season. Tebow is the first college football analyst hired for the SEC Network. He joins a commentating roster that includes Joe Tessitore, host of ‘SEC Nation,’ and Paul Finebaum, host of ‘The Paul Finebaum’ radio show."
In the announcemnet Tebow said, "I am so excited that ESPN has given me this incredible opportunity. 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 a part of the unparalleled passion of college football and the SEC."
Tebow also sent out that statement in a series of tweets this afternoon, Monday, Dec. 30, 2013.
Sports Illustrated, in its coverage of the announcement, wrote, "Tebow, 26, set SEC conference records for rushing touchdowns and total touchdowns in a season with Florida in 2007, his Heisman Trophy-winning year.
"He spent three seasons in the NFL, throwing 17 touchdowns with a passing rating of 75.3 and was cut by the New England Patriots at the end of training camp this past summer."