Tim Tebow Leaves ESPN to Return to NFL

Tim Tebow Warming Up - H 2012
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Tim Tebow Warming Up - H 2012

Tebow signed with the Eagles on Monday.

Tim Tebow has relinquished his role as an SEC Network analyst and will be putting on an NFL jersey once again.

In a statement issued Monday, ESPN executive vp programming and production John Wildhack said, "We appreciate Tim’s contributions to the launch of SEC Network and wish him all the best as he pursues his NFL dream. Tim quickly established a tremendous rapport with everyone he worked with in front of and behind the camera. He has a tireless work ethic and a unique passion for football. Tim developed quickly into an excellent analyst. He has a home at ESPN when his playing career is done."

Tebow was signed to a multiyear deal with ESPN and joined the SEC Network in December 2013. He traveled to collegiate football games to host a pregame show with Marcus Spears, Joe Tessitore, Paul Finebaum and Kaylee Hartung in the 2014 season.

The Philadelphia Eagles welcomed Tebow via Twitter to the green and white team Monday: "Welcome to the City of Brotherly Love, @TimTebow! #FlyEaglesFly." Tebow will join Mark Sanchez, Sam Bradford, G.J. Kinne and Matt Barkley as the fifth quarterback on the roster.

The University of Florida Heisman trophy winner played for the Denver Broncos in 2010 and 2011 and was traded to the Jets in 2012 for one season before a three-month sign and release with the New England Patriots in 2013.