Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow considering a career in college broadcasting

Anwar S Richardson
Shutdown Corner

Tim Tebow has been unable to land an NFL job since the New England Patriots released him earlier this year, but it appears he is preparing for a second career.

According to NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport, Tebow is still interested in landing an NFL job. However, he could end up in a college broadcast booth or studio next year.

This is the first time there has been any indication Tebow might consider pursuing a job out of the NFL. Tebow has been steadfast in his quest to be an NFL quarterback, but it appears the majority of teams do not believe he has what it takes.

During the preseason, Tebow completed 11-of-30 passes for 145 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions with New England before he was released. Tebow’s worst game occurred when he completed 1-of-7 passes for -1 yards and one interception against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during Week 2 of the preseason.

After winning the Heisman Trophy in 2007, Denver traded into the first-round to draft Tebow in 2010. Tebow struggled as a passer, but threw for a career high 316 yards and two touchdowns during Denver's 29-23 AFC wild card victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2012.

However, Tebow was eventually traded to the New York Jets, and spent most of last season on the bench. Tebow signed with New England, but was released prior to this season.

Tebow excelled in college and would likely have the same results on-air. While many questioned his ability to play quarterback in the NFL, Tebow has enough charisma to have a career behind the camera, but without the antics of Lee Corso.

Considering the quarterback talent available in next year’s draft class, coupled with the current lack of interest by every NFL team, Tebow’s second career is on the horizon. And it will be one everyone will have a chance to watch.

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