Florida Gators QB Tim Tebow returns to SEC Network as ‘SEC Nation’ analyst

By Adam Silverstein
September 9, 2015

Though former Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow‘s time with the Philadelphia Eagles was relatively short-lived, he will not be out of the public eye for long.

Tebow has rejoined SEC Network as a featured analyst on its College GameDay-esque Saturday show, SEC Nation, a role he held throughout the 2014 season while he sat on the sidelines as an NFL free agent.

“Tim quickly developed into an excellent analyst last year, and we were not shy about acknowledging his home at ESPN should he be available to return,” said ESPN executive vice president John Wildhack in a release from the network.

Tebow was hired by ESPN on Dec. 30, 2013, signing a three-year deal with to serve as a college football analyst for the company.

He spent his first year working primarily on SEC Nation but also served as an analyst leading up to and during the College Football Playoff. He signed up with ABC’s Good Morning America last September, a role he will likely reprise at some point this fall.

Tebow will have a long career in broadcasting whenever his playing career is officially over. That may be the case already, as Eagles head coach Chip Kelly referred to Tebow as simply “not good enough” when asked why he released him during final cuts.


  1. Iamtheeggman says:

    Good for Tebow. It takes guts to put yourself back in the public eye after, there’s no other way to put it, after a humiliating rejection to be a clipboard holder in the NFL. He’s entertaining and insightful, but that didn’t translate to the football field where he struggled to read defenses. As Dirty Harry said: “A man’s got to know his limitations.” This might be a blessing in disguise. As we are learning more and more every day, playing football has consequences later in life to a, not insignificant, number of people, and Tebow was never one to avoid contact.

  2. Sharon Milner says:

    Glad to have Tim back but did also want to watch him play.

  3. Mike The Red says:

    Tebow should coach. He would be good at it, and it would be good for the players around him. He may not make as much as a QB coach as he would at ESPN, but by the time that he is a big name HC, he will be making much much more.

    He has demonstrated that he is a NFL quality QB. You cannot tell me that he is not better than several backups and a few starters. Unfortunately, merit does not always win over perception. The NFL has problems. Alot of problems. That is not something he can control.

    Time for him to coach.

  4. Michael Jones says:

    Actually, Kelly said that Tim wasn’t good enough “right now” and that he needed to play. Which in turn begs the question: why isn’t he playing Arena or Canadian football? Future Hall of Famer Curt Warner credits Arena football for his ability to read defenses quickly, get the ball out on time and pinpoint accuracy. Doug Flutie fought and played his way from the CFL back to the NFL and had a stellar career. Why not Tim?

    I, like Sharon and many others, want to see him play. As much as I love him, if he can’t humble himself to get better in those leagues, then I have to question his resolve and commitment to playing professional football.

  5. 305Gator says:

    Looking forward to see and hear Tebow on the SEC network again. While I would like to see him play again I understand that he doesn’t need to play or coach for the money. Dude’s got plenty of money and plenty of opportunities in broadcasting and in commercials and such to be set for life. Good for him.

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