With His Football Career In Doubt, Is Tim Tebow Heading To Television?
Quarterback Tim Tebow is currently unemployed. Many wonder if his playing days in the NFL are already in the past. With his career in question, Tebow's next best option may be as a college football analyst.
The former Heisman trophy winner has a ginormous fan following, all extremely loyal. Add in the fact that Fox Sports will soon launch Fox Sports One, a network they plan on pouring millions into in hopes to compete with ESPN. As it turns out, there could be a bidding war for Tebow, just not the one he and his agent ultimately hope for.
Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News analyses Tebow's free agent status, both as a player, and a TV analyst.
There is no bigger name on the current Fox Sports roster, no bigger new name it could bring to FS1, than Tim Tebow. Fox’s college football studio show now consists of Erin Andrews, Eddie George and Joey Harrington. Throw Tebow into the mix and the buzz becomes huge, the sizzle electric. Tebow’s loyal flock of eyeballs would follow him, significantly increasing the ratings of a show rarely discussed.
The ESPN faculty is aware Tebow could be in play. Word is they believe he will be playing football somewhere this season. If that’s not the case they ain’t letting Tebow waltz to Fox, or any other outlets (like NBC Sports Network or CBS Sports Network), without pursuing him, big-time.
In theory, it makes perfect sense. With Tebow still in the spotlight as an analyst, his endorsement opportunities remain. The spotlight also gives him more opportunities to minister, something that's as much a part of his public figure as football. The only real question is whether or not his football career is over. The sooner that question is answered, the sooner Fox and ESPN can begin their bidding war.