Tim Tebow Trades Touchdowns for Television
Tim Tebow's gone from America's favorite college athlete to NFL Player to... TV host? Seems like a bit of a job-hopping stretch, but Tim's right in line with the millions of American millennials who are transitioning from one career to the next in a short span of time. Ninety-one percent of millennials expect to stay in a job for less than three years, according to the Future Workplace "Multiple Generations @ Work" survey.
Tebow is not ready to say goodbye to playing in the NFL after playing only three seasons. The 27-year-old quarterback is not going to let a great opportunity pass him by. He was tapped by ESPN's new SEC network to be a football analyst. Transitioning from player to analyst is pretty common in the NFL. With the success of ex-NFL star Michael Strahan on ABC's morning show Kelly & Michael, it makes sense that Tebow is setting his sights higher to transition onto something bigger and better. "I love doing this," an enthusiastic Tebow told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
"I want to do this for a long time. I love talking football and I love being around it."
The only thing he doesn't like is "having to wear this" suit, Tebow said. "I'd rather be in shorts."
Justin Connolly, ESPN's senior vice president in charge of programming for college networks, is eager to get Tebow on board after viewing how well he did as an analyst for the national championship game. It also doesn't hurt that he has over 2.5 million Twitter followers. Tebow will be a football analyst for "SEC Nation." He'll be on the road every week traveling to an SEC game where he'll add his commentary and insight to the pre-game show.
With most NFL training camps two weeks into the start of training season, it isn't looking like Tebow will be making it onto a team in 2014.
"The thing is, I would do this anyway at home because I love it," Tebow said. "I would be watching every football game anyways and talking to the TV set. It's my nature. It's what my family and I have done since I was six years old."