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.
"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. SI WIRE: Jimbo Fisher signs new Florida State deal