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Tebow agrees to contract extension with ESPN

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(TSX / STATS) -- Tim Tebow, currently a minor league baseball player in the New York Mets' farm system, reached a multiyear contract extension with ESPN on Monday to continue as a college football analyst on the SEC Network.

The network announced Tebow will keep working as a studio commentator on SEC Network's traveling pregame show "SEC Nation." The former Heisman Trophy winner and BCS National Championship-winning quarterback also will continue his role in ESPN's College Football Playoff programming, providing personal championship perspective and analysis.

ESPN said Tebow's insight and commentary will be utilized throughout the year on various network shows and platforms.

Tebow's role with ESPN will not preclude him from continuing to pursue his professional baseball dreams.

"Tim brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to his analysis of college football and surprised many fans with his strong opinions and engaging presence on SEC Nation," Stephanie Druley, ESPN senior vice president of event and studio production, said in a statement. "His unique experiences within the SEC and his broad national fan base are huge assets to SEC Nation and ESPN's larger CFP coverage."

The 29-year-old Tebow continues to have ups and downs in his transition to a minor league baseball player for the Mets' Class A affiliate.

Tebow is hitting .242 with two home runs and nine RBIs in 26 games with the Columbia Fireflies this season.

"Over the last three years ESPN and the SEC Nation crew have become like family," Tebow said in a statement. "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."

Tebow captured the 2007 Heisman Trophy as part of a stellar college football career at the University of Florida. The Broncos made him a first-round draft pick in 2010, and he led Denver to a playoff win after his second pro season. He also spent one season with the New York Jets and played in 35 NFL games.

Updated May 8, 2017