It seems like just yesterday that you couldn’t go to any sports website or watch any sports show without seeing or hearing the name Tim Tebow in some capacity. But the past year or more, he has seemingly fell off the face of the earth. So here I will not only take a look at his short but very publicized career, but also see what he has been up to these past few years.
Despite being homeschooled, legislation in Florida allowed homeschooled children to play high school athletics and that is when Tebow found a love for football. His junior year is when he began to get national attention for his passing, running and for how competitive he was. His senior year was even better and he was a highly touted project heading into college. He decided to attend his home-state Florida Gators.
He was the backup in his first year (2006) behind Chris Leak, but once he took the reigns of the team in his sophomore year, he really showed people what he could do. He won the Heisman trophy this year as he was the first person to ever pass and run for 20 TDs in FBS history. The next year, he led his team to the national championship and the team has a 13-1 record in his senior year. After college, Tebow elected to enter the 2010 NFL Draft.
Despite his immense success in college, his potential in the NFL was questioned as his passing skill was not as polished, but his legs were great. However, in a surprise to most, Tebow was selected in the first round by the Denver Broncos. He was a backup in his first year, and began his sophomore season as the back up as well, but things were about to change.
After a 1-4 start to the 2011 season, the Broncos switched over to Tim Tebow. He played well, though tentative, and led them to six straight wins in the middle of the season and a playoff berth. In the first round, they played the Pittsburgh Steelers In what would be Tebow’s career defining moment. He threw for over 300 yards and threw an 80 yard TD to Demaryus Thomas on the first play in overtime to win the game.
However, Tebow’s time in Denver was done in the offseason that followed because the Bronco’s signed Peyton Manning and Tebow was traded to the Jets. The Jets did not use him much and he was traded again, and his NFL career just fizzled out as he was cut.
While he has not given up his pursuit to become an NFL quarterback, Tebow has seemed to find his calling as a broadcaster. He was hired in 2013 by ESPN to be a college football analyst and has performed well. Also, Tebow has recently said that coaching has always intrigued him, so don’t be surprised to possibly see him take on a coaching role in some capacity (likely in college) in the next little while.