With Tim Tebow now five days in to his free agency tour and without a single stop scheduled, he needs to at least entertain the possibility that his football options have dried up.
If that’s the case, Tebow could promptly launch a TV career.
As Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News points out, Tebow could be a natural addition to college football coverage. Per Raissman, ESPN has Tebow on the radar screen, even though ESPN believes he’ll be playing football somewhere in 2013.
It could culminate in a bidding war between ESPN and FOX, the two major college football broadcast rights holders. Don’t rule out CBS, which televises plenty of games played in the NFL Lite Conference, otherwise known as the SEC, where Tebow spent his college career.
But TV always will be there for Tebow, arguably one of the greatest college football players of all time. Even as his NFL relevance shrinks to near-absolute zero, the networks will be ready to pull hair and throw money at Tebow whenever Tebow is ready for them.
It’ll happen sooner or later. In the grand scheme of things, bet on sooner.