Posted December 31, 2013

Tim Tebow to attempt NFL comeback while working as ESPN analyst

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Fromer Broncos and Jets quarterback Tim Tebow said he believes he's the best quarterback he's ever been right now. (Mark Cunningham/Getty Images)

Fromer Broncos and Jets quarterback Tim Tebow said he believes he’s the best quarterback he’s ever been right now. (Mark Cunningham/Getty Images)

Tim Tebow, who was hired this week by ESPN as an analyst for the SEC Nation network, said in a conference call with the media on Tuesday that he’s been training five days a week for the past few months and will continue to work toward a comeback to the NFL.

When asked about his future in football, the 26-year-old, who begins the new year with his new career, said he believes he’s the best quarterback he’s ever been right now and hopes to play in the league again.

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“I’ll continue to train to be the best quarterback that I can be. I have been training very hard over the course of the last few months five days a week, and I feel like I’m the best that I’ve ever been as a quarterback right now, and I hope I get the opportunity to show that. But I’m also looking forward to being part of SEC Nation, and being part of ESPN.”

The 2007 Heisman winner out of Florida was not on an NFL roster this past season after being cut by the Patriots in August, who signed him for the offseason practice squad.

In his three seasons in the NFL — two with the Denver Broncos and one with the New York Jets — he threw for 17 touchdowns and had a passer rating of 75.3. His first appearance as an ESPN analyst will come Jan. 6 for the pregame coverage of the BCS National Championship between Florida State and Auburn.

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16 comments
MargeDiVirgilio
MargeDiVirgilio

Change positions! he would be playing for the Patriots right now if he did!!!!

WillyH
WillyH

Give it up, Tim, it's not going to happen. You're a great young man, but you'll never be a great, or even good, NFL QB. Move on, you have better things to do with your life.

tmadz
tmadz

He can be the best that he's ever been, but the NFL doesn't want him.That's the real point.  He only wants to play QB. That just screams narcissist. If he was really interested in playing in the NFL he would have used his great natural athleticism and tried to play whatever position the Broncos, Jets or Patriots wanted him to try at. I guess I get the persevering thing, but it doesn't matter because in the NFL if they don't want you, they don't have to have you. Maybe there's the smallest chance some team could invite him in, but the NFL has given him his chance already and they've already made up their minds.

RandyPeters
RandyPeters

Tebow feels that he's the best he's ever been at quarterback. That doesn't say much. That measuring stick has a very low point of reference.

x72
x72

TIM TIM TIMMAHH

cooksalem
cooksalem

He's a good person, but the "he led the Broncos to the playoffs so he's a good quarterback" folks may not have seen those games.  The Broncos barely beat teams they should have beaten easily because Tebow did virtually nothing positive until the end of the game, then he would throw a medium depth pass, the receiver would break a tackle, and the headline would be "Tebow's clutch TD pass carries Denver to win."  Having said that, I think he could be an all-pro tight end or fullback if he parked his ego at the gate and agreed to change positions.  I wish he would do that, it would be fun to see how he did.  We won't be seeing him at QB in the future.

dwaineingarfield
dwaineingarfield

Tebow is a great role model. It will be good to have him on a high profile stage. I hope it works out.

- Dwaine Ingarfield

DouglasRollison
DouglasRollison

A Tebow article, bring on the haters. What, are you afraid he will have a winning record, throw about 2x TDs as INTs, and rally a team behind him AGAIN?? NO, he doesn't deserve more than one chance like Kyle Orton, Matt Cassel, and Jon Kitna DO (yes, they are all still on rosters.).

x72
x72

@tmadz Could have been another Uncle Rico

barnone
barnone

@RandyPetersHis measuring stick looks good to me both College and Pro.  Pure grit and honest.  I believe he can do whatever he sets his mind and faith to do.  So many haters and not enough love.

OttawaWendy
OttawaWendy

@cooksalem I've never believed the thinking that Tebow could be a great TE.  I don't think he has the height or speed to compete with the Jimmy Graham, Vernon Davis, Julius Thomas mode of TEs.  I would like to see him as a fullback.  He has the great athleticism to do all the things required of a fullback: run blocking, running, receiving, blitz pickup and so on.  Moose Johnston had a great career as a fullback - it would be great to see some offensive co-ordinator work a fullback back into the scheme.

tebowsfirst16
tebowsfirst16

PLEASE for your own sake, and to prevent you looking like an idiot again in the future, spend 1 minute on this site to see the truth.

Www.tebowsfirst16.com

Unless you are afraid to see how he compares to some of the best QBs ever.

At least try to do a little of your own research before forming a useless opinion.

Tebowsfirst16

WillyH
WillyH

@DouglasRollison, I for one would be happy for Tim if he were capable of doing what you say, but it just won't happen. I am anything but a hater, but I am a realist who sees what NFL teams think of him, and believe they must have a reason not to want him (aside from some wild conspiracy theorists who would have us believe it is because of his faith). You need to realize Tim HAS had more than one chance, and the NFL isn't about what YOU think someone deserves, it's about what a team believes a player is capable of doing for them. His time has come and gone; move on, it's over....

WillyH
WillyH

@tebowsfirst16, one more-or-less "successful" year does not make a good QB, it's the ability to continue that success and build on it. You can throw up all the numbers you want, but the fact is REAL NFL people (not fans like you and me) who are seeing players every day in practice and get paid to know what they are looking at didn't think Tim was good enough. If you watched him at all in the preseason with the Patriots, playing against 3rd string and worse players, he looked AWFUL! Add to that the fact that he has been available all this time, and not even his hometown Jaguars would pick him up and give him another shot. Give it up, you are beating a dead horse!