Tebow Seen As A Natural For CFB Commentator Position If He Enters Broadcasting
Tim Tebow making the transition to TV "is the obvious next step" in his career, and seeking a "college football gig is a natural," according to Chris Chase of USA TODAY. The free-agent QB, who has not been signed after being cut by the Patriots in the preseason, has hired CAA Sports to represent both his on- and off-field opportunities, including any possible broadcasting positions. Though Tebow has some NFL credentials, "going back to college seems a better fit." Tebow has a "good camera presence, and he showed an ability to add insight into a broadcast when he discussed on ESPN before last season's Sugar Bowl the importance of maintaining timing with wide receivers during a long break." Given his "inexperience and temperament, a studio gig feels like the best fit for Tebow" (USA TODAY, 11/12). CBSSN's Doug Gottlieb said going into TV is the "right move" for Tebow. Gottlieb: "Capitalize on your success, and hopefully, if he’s true to his word and he wants to preach for something greater, he can use television to continue to be kind of a recognizable presence in the sports landscape.” He speculated Tebow could land at either CBS, which broadcasts a weekly SEC game, or ESPN, which "not only has some SEC games, but they're also starting the SEC Network." That is one place "where they could give him more airtime for other things." CBSSN’s Allie LaForce added, “I don’t think people will take him as seriously talking about professional football. College has to be his niche and that’s where people are going to take him seriously because he was so successful there” (“Lead Off,” CBSSN, 11/11).