Tim Tebow has a job. It's just not in the NFL.
As Tebow prepares for his first season in front of a camera on the new SEC Network, his former college coach would rather see him reading defenses in the NFL than television prompters at ESPN.
"I still don't get that part of it," Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said of Tebow's inability to hold down an NFL job from Big Ten Media Days. "He's the second-most efficient passer ever to play college football."
Meyer and the former Heisman Trophy winner, of course, teamed up to win a pair of national titles at Florida. Indeed, Tebow concluded his four-year college career with the NCAA's No. 2 all-time passer efficiency rating (170.79) — trailing only current Rams quarterback Sam Bradford (175.62).
— Ben Rohrbach
100th Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner - Arrivals
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 03: Athlete Tim Tebow (L) attends the 100th Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton on May 3, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Football player Tim Tebow and guest arrive on the red carpet at the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington
Football player Tim Tebow and guest arrive on the red carpet at the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington, May 3, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS MEDIA SPORT ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)
Former NFL player Tim Tebow arrives at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscars Party in West Hollywood, California March 2, 2014. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES TAGS: ENTERTAINMENT SPORT FOOTBALL) (OSCARS-PARTIES)
DirecTV Super Saturday Night - Inside
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 01: Tim Tebow and Mark Cuban attend the DirecTV Super Saturday Night at Pier 40 on February 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for DirecTV)
ESPN The Party - Inside
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: NFL player Tim Tebow attends ESPN The Party at Basketball City - Pier 36 - South Street on January 31st, 2014 in New York City (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images For ESPN)
FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2014 file, photo shows Tim Tebow on ESPN before the NCAA BCS National Championship college football game between Auburn and Florida State in Pasadena, Calif. Tebow will be a special guest on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Friday, Jan. 31. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Kate Upton and Tim Tebow attend the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at Sunset Tower on February 26, 2012 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/VF12/WireImage)
NFL player of the New York Jets Tim Tebow and Camilla Belle attend the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the New York Jets meets with his W15h Foundation guest before the game against the Buffalo Bills when the Buffalo Bills host the New York Jets at Ralph Wilson Stadium on December 30, 2012 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Al Pereira/New York Jets/Getty Images)
Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 the New York Jets leads a players prayer after their game against the San Diego Chargers at MetLife Stadium on December 23, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Chargers defeated the Jets 27-17. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)
Former University of Florida Gator quarterback Tim Tebow, (L) along with former UF football head coach Urban Meyer , (R) watch play on the first hole during the Pro-Am round for the FedEx St. Jude Classic at TPC Southwind on June 8, 2011 in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)
New England Patriots v Philadelphia Eagles
PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 09: Tim Tebow #5 of the New England Patriots drops back to throw as Emmanuel Acho #53 of the Philadelphia Eagles defends on August 9, 2013 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennslyvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
New England Patriots quarterback Tim Tebow is surrounded by reporters and cameramen after NFL football practice in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)