Tim Tebow’s professional sports career is over.
There had been speculation about what he would do next.
Now Tebow announced his next career move and it shocked everyone.
Tim Tebow is done in the NFL.
His hometown Jacksonville Jaguars gave him a shot to play tight end, but it didn’t work out.
Now with professional baseball and football in his rear-view mirror, Tebow is looking for his next opportunity.
And Tebow announced that he will be a regular host on ESPN’s debate show First Take with Stephen A. Smith.
From The New York Post:
“Tim Tebow will be joining ESPN’s ‘First Take’ as one of Stephen A. Smith’s new debate foes, the network announced Thursday. The former Heisman Trophy winner will go head-to-head with Smith on Fridays, while Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Irvin will co-host the show with Smith on Mondays. The other days will feature a rotation of ESPN personalities, which includes Mina Kimes and Kendrick Perkins, duking it out with Smith.
Molly Qerim will remain on the show as a moderator.”
Smith is the highest-paid on-air personality at ESPN, and he was given a lot of latitude in picking his sparring partner.
For years, he battled with long-time ESPN personality Max Kellerman, and supposedly Smith wanted him gone.
More from The Post:
“The mild-mannered, Bible-toting Tebow will prove an intriguing foil to Smith, whose on-air outbursts have made him the face of ESPN and, in turn, given him autonomy over the makeup of the daily TV show. Smith pushed ESPN executives to remove Kellerman from the program because he felt they didn’t work well together…”
Tebow and Smith will be an interesting pairing on the show.
First Take features fake tension between the debaters, so it will be intriguing to see how Tebow will play along with the charade.
Also, ESPN has become increasingly “woke.”
The network either openly or tacitly endorsed the 2020 protests and riots that caused over $2 billion in property damage, not to mention the dozens of lives lost.
Not only is Tebow a devout Christian, he’s open about his faith.
That could cause friction as his presence grows at the network, especially considering the current debate over an abortion law in Texas.
Tebow is a staunch pro-life advocate, which will surely rankle his pro-abortion progressive colleagues.
In addition to co-hosting on First Take, Tebow is also a producer of television shows and films.
He also recently married former Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters.
Tebow’s dance card is full, and it will be entertaining seeing him duke it out on First Take with the boisterous Stephen A. Smith.
Even if it’s a strange pairing, people will tune in for the novelty act and in order to support Tebow.
He routinely drew huge audiences when he played minor-league baseball, so he still has a dedicated fan base.