Tebowmania isn’t leaving ESPN anytime soon.
While Tim Tebow may be an aspiring Major League Baseball player in the Mets organization — that still feels weird, doesn’t it? — the former quarterback is keeping his other job.
ESPN announced Monday that it has signed Tebow to a multi-year extension. The former quarterback will continue to be an analyst for the SEC Network and will travel with the SEC Nation pre-game show. Tebow, of course, played in the SEC at Florida as a quarterback long before he was a minor league baseball player. In between he also threw some passes for the Denver Broncos and pretty much didn’t throw any passes for the New York Jets.
Tebow, 29, is currently playing for the Columbia Fireflies, the Mets’ full-season class A affiliate. As of Monday afternoon Tebow is slashing .242/.330/.363 in 103 plate appearances so far this season.
The press release said Tebow’s role with ESPN will not preclude him from continuing his baseball career.
Last year Tebow played in the Arizona Fall League but traveled to work for ESPN on the weekends since it was college football season.
Tebow started working for the SEC Network in 2014.