Even as he prepares for an analyst role on the new SEC Network, Tim Tebow
is hoping to draw interest from teams as he did when he was signed by the Patriots
last preseason. (David Bergman/SI)
In two months, Tim Tebow will begin his next career venture as an analyst for the new SEC Network. Since being cut by the New England Patriots last year, the former Heisman Trophy winner hasn't garnered much attention from NFL teams, who more or less believe that he's a lost cause at this point.
But as we've learned about Tebow throughout his college and pro career, it's hard to tell him that he can't do something, which is why it's no surprise that despite his new television gig, he's making sure that he stays in shape in case he gets one more chance at the professional level.
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"I'm training every day and feel like I'm the best that I've ever been," Tebow told The Tennessean. "I still love it, love playing, talking about it, and I'm just excited about whatever the future holds. Who knows what could happen? But I'm excited about it, though."
Tebow is 26 years old and hasn't sniffed significant playing time since the 2011 season, when he led the Denver Broncos on a magical run to the playoffs, capped off by a Wild Card victory over the Steelers. The number of teams that would even consider Tebow's services is dwindling rapidly, if there are even any left that see him as an option.
The former Florida star will always have his vocal detractors, but it remains impossible to question his resiliency, passion for the game and competitive drive.