The last time we saw Tim Tebow in the NFL, he was a longshot on the New England Patriots preseason roster, throwing ducks all over the field. Tebow was ultimately cut in September 2013 and has not been given another chance since. In the meantime, Tebow morphed into a very capable college football analyst for ESPN and is even working on Good Morning America. On Dec. 31, he will also make his debut as a color analyst at the Peach Bowl.

Still, Tebow longs for another opportunity to play in the NFL. Per Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer was told by the Heisman Trophy winner he intends to continue his playing career. Meyer and Tebow have spent time together this week with Ohio State getting ready to face Alabama in the playoffs on New Year’s Day.

Meyer coached Tebow at the University of Florida from 2006-09, winning two national championships. Tebow became a first-round draft pick of the Denver Broncos and led them to an AFC West title in 2011, winning a playoff game that season despite horrific passing statistics. Tebow was traded by Denver the following offseason to the New York Jets, where he played one forgettable campaign before joining New England as a free agent in 2013.

Tebow would be wise to continue on his current path. It’s nearly impossible to think of a scenario where a quarterback like Tebow could make an NFL comeback now almost a full two seasons after he was last on an NFL roster. The television gig is undoubtedly lucrative, he doesn’t have to be pounded on, and he’s actually pretty good at it.


About Matt Verderame

Matt Verderame, 26, is a New Yorker who went to school at the frozen tundra of SUNY Oswego. After graduating, Verderame has worked for Gannett and SB Nation among other ventures.

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