Tim Tebow isn’t ready yet to give up on the NFL.
On a Tuesday conference call with media, Tebow said he would continue to work toward a return to the NFL while also working for ESPN’s SEC Network, which begins airing in August.
Tebow, 26, has been hired to be an analyst on the network’s “SEC Nation” show, which will air from various Southeastern Conference campuses throughout the 2014 season. He will also contribute to ESPN’s pregame coverage of the BCS Championship Game on Monday.
However, Tebow is committed to trying to keep a foot in the football and broadcast worlds.
“I’ll continue to train to be the best quarterback that I can be,” Tebow said when asked about his football future. “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.”
Tebow was not on an NFL regular-season roster in 2013 after being released by the Patriots on August 31, and whether he gets another shot in the league remains to be seen.
“I’m not sure what’s ahead of me,” Tebow said. “I’m very excited to have this opportunity with ESPN, and who knows what the next few months will hold.”