Tim Tebow signs ESPN contract extension

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ESPN said his role will "not preclude him from continuing to pursue professional baseball opportunities".

Tebow will also remain with ESPN's college football playoff programming.

ESPN, in trying to shift the story of Bristol bloodshed to a narrative focusing on the survivors, is hollering out each bit of extension news, highlighted Monday by the news release that Tebow and the Worldwide Leader reached a multiyear contract extension.

Tebow will continue as an analyst on SEC Network's college football pre-game show "SEC Nation". "His unique experiences within the SEC and his broad national fan base are huge assets to SEC Nation and ESPN's larger CFP coverage".

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Last year Tebow played in the Arizona Fall League but traveled to work for ESPN on the weekends since it was college football season. "I love the passion that SEC fans bring to our set every Saturday morning, and I look forward to continuing to share my own love of the game with fans on ESPN and SEC Network". The network has announced extensions for Eduardo Perez, Will Cain, Adam Amin, Julie Foudy and Don Van Natta Jr.in the past week, public celebrations for extensions that are abnormal for ESPN to disperse.

SEC NetworkThe Southeastern Conference and ESPN launched SEC Network on August 14, 2014.

Tebow helped the University of Florida win national championships in 2006 and 2008 before being selected in the first round of the NFL draft by the Denver Broncos in 2010. He remains part of the New York Mets' farm system and is certainly helping the Columbia Fireflies - the organization's Single-A affiliate - sell tickets. Serving as the team's left fielder or designated hitter, Tebow is hitting.242/.330/.363 in 103 plate appearances.

That popularity is why ESPN initially signed him in 2013 as the burgeoning SEC Network's first analyst.