ESPN, CBS, Fox Sports In Bidding War For Tim Tebow As Broadcaster
Tim Tebow’s days in the NFL may actually be over.
The Big Lead is reporting that a huge bidding war for Tim Tebow’s services as a broadcaster is heating up between ESPN’s SEC Network, CBS Sports, or Fox Sports.
Reports say Tebow is finally beginning to realize his NFL career is over, and he’s ready to tackle television, sources say.
ESPN, CBS and Fox have all expressed interest in the magnetic Tebow, and one network – ESPN – already has a show set in place for him, a source says. It is anticipated that the Tebow jockeying will intensify in January, after his agent, Jimmy Sexton, is done riding the college football coaching carousel this month.
The Big Lead is reporting that ESPN’s SEC Network, which debuts on August 21, 2014, is planning its own version of ‘College Gameday’ and has settled on three names to make the show a hit.
Rece Davis would be the host, the magnetic radio voice of Paul Finebaum would play the role of Lee Corso, and Tebow would be the show’s version Kirk Herbstreit.
A source says ESPN is currently searching for another former SEC athlete to fill the final spot.
Reports say CBS wants Tebow so bad that they are willing to revamp everything about their college football show to appease the former Heisman Trophy winner.