According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the devalued quarterback is prepared to consider a future as a college football talking head:
Despite Tebow's obvious inexperience in the business, his on-field accomplishments at Florida, knowledge of the game and beloved personality will make him must-see television from the moment he picks up the mic.
While it would be foolish for Tebow to jump right into the booth and start calling nationally-televised games, there's no reason to believe he can't succeed by working his way up the chain.
Ideally, Tebow can get his feet wet by joining forces with other analysts on a college football panel. A few guest spots on ESPN's College GameDay would be a great way to provide Tebow and a national audience with a glimpse of what the future might hold.
Although it's tough to imagine the good-natured Tebow stirring the pot with a bold statement or two, there's no reason he can't succeed on television simply by being himself. As a former player, Tebow can still provide analysis and insight that is foreign to those who haven't done it.
One example of this is former NFL coach Eric Mangini, who had a difficult time picking sides and criticizing players and teams during his time as an analyst for ESPN. Despite his lack of polarizing views, Mangini's knowledge and experiences within the game allowed him to make solid points and ultimately succeed as an NFL analyst.
Make no mistake, Tebow will have to make some adjustments along the way. But given his popularity and credentials as a former college football superstar, all he needs is an opinion in order to carve out a successful career on television.
The more comfortable he gets in front of the camera and the more he learns from his colleagues, the better off he'll be.
But as one of the most polarizing athletes of all time, Tebow is sure to draw ratings if he opts to take his talents to the television world in the future, no matter how rough or awkward it is in the beginning.
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