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Tebow thinks it’s not time to cash in off the field

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For Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow, the iron may never be hotter than it is right now.  He’s become the biggest name in football, putting him in position for maximum exposure and, perhaps more importantly, millions of dollars when it comes to his off-field earning potential.  The recent move by his agent, Jimmy Sexton, to powerhouse entertainment agency CAA ties Tebow to an even larger machine for making marketing money.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, however, Tebow plan to move very, very slowly when it comes to cashing in on his wildfire popularity.  (He already has marketing deals with companies like Jockey and FRS, and he published an autobiography earlier this year.)  Tebow has turned down multiple national media and endorsement opportunities, from late-night talk shows to an opportunity to host Saturday Night Live in the offseason.

Tebow desperately wants to remain one of the guys.  To do so, he believes he needs to avoid doing things that would be perceived as something that puts him apart from and/or above his teammates.

Of course, that’s already happening via the intense media coverage of Tebow.  But those things are happening without Tebow’s direct involvement.  He’s just doing what he does, without seeking out the spotlight.

Still, he can’t delay the process of profiting from his position for too long.  At some point, there inevitably will be a new flavor of the month.

Then again, given what Tebow has been doing, the debut of the next big thing could be delayed by a decade or longer down the Rocky (Mountain) Road.

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33 Responses to “Tebow thinks it’s not time to cash in off the field”
  1. ghjjf says: Dec 18, 2011 2:36 PM

    Tebow would donate most of that money to charity anyway.

  2. nightwalker43 says: Dec 18, 2011 2:37 PM

    Refreshing.

  3. seneca1ss says: Dec 18, 2011 2:40 PM

    if he opens “Tebow Tabernacle Ministries”, he’ll put Joel Osteen out if business

  4. vexey says: Dec 18, 2011 2:41 PM

    TEBOW TEBOW TEBOW TEBOW TEBOW TEBOW TEBOW TEBOW TEBOW TEBOW TEBOW TEBOW TEBOW TEBOW TEBOW TEBOW TEBOW TEBOW TEBOW TEBOW TEBOW TEBOW TEBOW TEBOW TEBOW TEBOW TEBOW TEBOW TEBOW TEBOW TEBOW TEBOW TEBOW TEBOW TEBOW TEBOW TEBOW TEBOW TEBOW TEBOW

  5. nflwatcher says: Dec 18, 2011 2:41 PM

    He could always emulate Brady and include a few other Broncos in his ads.

    Or the Broncos players minus Tebow could do a Amex
    commercial like in the movie Major League, “Do you know us? ….

  6. steelcitymasterrace says: Dec 18, 2011 2:49 PM

    Really getting sick of this guy. Though I hope he ends up playing the Steel Curtain in the playoffs, we can give him the Colt McCoy Special!

  7. bedmanokc says: Dec 18, 2011 2:50 PM

    Chiefs fan here. Tebow. Great guy. Really good Running Back, not a good QB. Annoying at times. But, Id want him dating my sister or daughter, at least I THINK I do. Unless he is a fake of course.

    That being said, I would NOT want him as the Chiefs QB, even though he is winning. I just don’t think he is the long term solution or meant to be a Pro QB.

  8. jessethegreat says: Dec 18, 2011 2:53 PM

    I hate the never ending media coverage of the guy.. but I believe he will stay humbled. He should take the SNL gig though.. take his offensive line with him like Peyton did a few years ago. It would be refreshing to see him joke around a little bit rather than continue to say what the Lord wants him to say each and every time he has a microphone in front of him.

    The media circus is crazy for the kid, but I would rather hear about this young man doing things the right way than hear about more stuff like the Penn State scandal.

  9. randomguy9999 says: Dec 18, 2011 2:56 PM

    Teebs will get exposed as the backup he is…. Either he improves in the pocket dramatically really soon…. Or the endorsement dollars will fall off a cliff when he’s holding a clipboard next year…

    Major mistake not taking the money while he can….

  10. caseyanthonymunoz says: Dec 18, 2011 2:56 PM

    That money could fund a lot of anti abortion clinics.

  11. hanktheking says: Dec 18, 2011 3:00 PM

    He does his discount double checks on the field.

  12. silverbackdk says: Dec 18, 2011 3:02 PM

    I’m getting sick of hearing no-news about this guy. He i Trent Dilfer before he won a SB.

  13. 7pints says: Dec 18, 2011 3:04 PM

    A Steelers fan proud of their teams dirty play? That’s odd.

  14. raiders757 says: Dec 18, 2011 3:16 PM

    NFL fans just wish you mediots would just shut up about Tebow and go watch the games.

  15. rdrs68 says: Dec 18, 2011 3:17 PM

    Give it a rest already-he is a rookie and a simple tool and has not earned the right to be Big Time.

  16. eigglesnosuperbowls says: Dec 18, 2011 3:18 PM

    Everybody lies !

  17. dondada10 says: Dec 18, 2011 3:20 PM

    What the hell is an anti-abortion clinic? What do they do there, impregnate women?

  18. sallysnax says: Dec 18, 2011 3:22 PM

    love tebow but an autobiography really? really?

  19. cowhawkfan says: Dec 18, 2011 3:48 PM

    Just shows how real Tebow is. This may be the hottest he ever is, and he’s more concerned about his Trammates than a few $$$. He is the consummate teammate and leader.

  20. snaponrules says: Dec 18, 2011 3:52 PM

    Not cashing in?

    Isn’t this the guy who charges 160 bucks for an autograph?

  21. kidboj says: Dec 18, 2011 4:02 PM

    Tebow and the ‘Donkeys’ will be exposed today against the Patriots. Should have taken the money while he could…

  22. tiffpats4eva says: Dec 18, 2011 4:14 PM

    Tebow is moving very slow? Isn’t he already shilling for lots of products?

  23. eagles671 says: Dec 18, 2011 4:26 PM

    Seriously this guy is a joke
    He sucks
    And Jesus stop talking about him
    NOBODY CARES
    And if you do well….
    Cant wait to see this guy implode in the playoffs if he gets there
    The Peter Mcneeley of the NFL

  24. drewsylvania says: Dec 18, 2011 4:28 PM

    Hernandez.

  25. kd75 says: Dec 18, 2011 4:30 PM

    Tebow needs a Ben & Jerry’s iced cream: fish and water that can feed 300 people at a wedding.

  26. drewsylvania says: Dec 18, 2011 4:42 PM

    Hmmm….I can’t say “suck it”–let’s hope eagles671′s comment gets deleted for consistency’s sake.

  27. fresno500 says: Dec 18, 2011 7:33 PM

    Ahhh. The natural order restored.

  28. richm2256 says: Dec 18, 2011 7:41 PM

    Should have cashed in before today’s game.

    Dude has far less value TONIGHT than he did this morning.

  29. orangeinmyblood says: Dec 18, 2011 9:13 PM

    Eagle671 is simply bitter because his quarterback is incapable of completing a full season upright.

    That would be the true “Dream” for that team…..

  30. pacificajim says: Dec 19, 2011 1:50 AM

    Jesus will tell him when it is time to sell out.

  31. souldogdave says: Dec 19, 2011 7:47 AM

    Hopefully this loss shows that T-Bone is not the “Divine Hand of God.” He had a good game for him, 11 out of 22 with 2 rushing td’s playing running back. But they were defeated handily by Brady & Co. KC beats Green Bay! And Chargers beat the Ravens!Anything can happen now in the AFC West, the pundits said all along it would come down to the end. And it seems they were right. Too bad the Raiders choked, would’ve been nice to make playoffs for the deceased Al Davis. That dream is all but over. Injuries and some coaching mistakes cost them the division.I am an interested outside observer at this point, since my team is apparently done.Merry F’ing Christmas.

  32. jm1122 says: Dec 19, 2011 1:56 PM

    …televangelists taught us one thing, it’s pretty easy to get gullible religious people enrich you if you tell them what they want to hear about their imaginary friend in the sky!

  33. gingerkid2000 says: Dec 19, 2011 2:51 PM

    This article is so much funnier after yesterdays game.

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