Tim Tebow is heading back to the SEC in the new year! The former Florida Gators quarterback has officially signed on to ESPN as an on-air analyst for the network’s SEC Nation — a traveling pre-game show that broadcasts from a different SEC campus each week.
The 26-year-old has previously played for three teams in the NFL — the New York Jets, the Denver Broncos, and most recently the New England Patriots before getting cut prior to the team’s regular season.
“I am so excited that ESPN has given me this incredible opportunity,” the Heisman trophy winner said in a statement. “When I was six years old I fell in love with the game of football, and while I continue to pursue my dream of playing quarterback in the NFL, this is an amazing opportunity to be part of the unparalleled passion of college football and the SEC.”
Tebow will make his debut on Jan. 6 at the 2013 VIZIO BCS National Championship.
““Tim is a SEC icon with a national fan base and broad appeal. He will be a significant contributor to the compelling content we will deliver with the SEC Network,” said Justin Connolly, ESPN senior vice president, programming, college networks. “Tim brings a wealth of knowledge about the game, the conference and the passion among SEC fans.”