Aug 22, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tim Tebow (5) on the sidelines in the fourth quarter of a preseason game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Tim Tebow in a TV bidding war between ESPN, Fox and CBS


It looks like no one has become desperate enough to give Tim Tebow a shot to play quarterback this year, and that includes a list of teams that have started multiple quarterbacks this season. With his football career apparently over he could head back to Florida to work as a quarterbacks coach or go for a more glamorous job in television.

According to a Tuesday report by The Big Lead’s Jason McIntyre where he cites ‘multiple sources,’ there is a bidding war brewing for Tebow’s services on television. The interested networks are ESPN’s SEC Network, CBS Sports and Fox Sports.

ESPN could be the most interested in Tebow’s services to help bolster their SEC Network that is struggling to be picked up by cable providers. Tebow’s polarizing presence could help the network’s presence.

An industry source said the SEC Network is running into pickup problems from cable providers the same way Fox Sports 1 did before its launch in August. There’s a thought that having Tebow – one of the most popular athletes in the country – as the face of the network might alleviate some of those issues.

The plan is for their own version of the popular College GameDay show.

ESPN’s SEC Network, which debuts on August 21, 2014, is planning its own version of ‘College Gameday’ and has settled on three names: Rece Davis (an Alabama grad) would be the host, the voice of the South Paul Finebaum would play the role of Lee Corso, and Tebow would be the show’s Kirk Herbstreit. A source says ESPN is currently searching for another former SEC athlete to fill the final spot.

CBS already airs the best SEC games on their network and could be the stiffest competition for Tebow.

Read more at The Big Lead.

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