Tim Tebow was introduced right this moment by ESPN as one of many preliminary debate companions on Stephen A. Smith’s First Take.
Tebow, who was reduce from the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars in his newest professional spots comeback try, will seem with Smith on Fridays. The present has additionally slotted Professional Soccer Corridor of Famer and ex-Dallas receiver Michael Irvin on Mondays.
The opposite days will characteristic a rotating forged of ESPN personalities, together with Mina Kimes and Kendrick Perkins. Molly Qerim will stay on the present as a moderator. The a number of hosts substitute Max Kellerman, who shall be transferring to his personal afternoon present and morning radio stint for ESPN.
Tebow will possible have his palms full taking up the bombastic Smith. The extremely non secular Tebow isn’t identified for a imply streak and outrageous feedback, one thing Smith has in abundance.
Kellerman made his closing look on the present yesterday. Though Smith known as in to want him effectively, reviews point out he felt Kellerman was not a superb match with him, and had a hand in transferring him out. As ESPN’s highest-paid worker and arguably most distinguished commentator, he had the facility to dictate phrases.
Kellerman appeared on the present alongside Smith and Molly Qerim Rose since July 2016. Quickly after Kellerman boarded as co-host, the present was upgraded from ESPN2 to ESPN, the place it has been a gentle rankings draw and a defining tentpole of the community’s daytime hot-take manufacturing facility. Kellerman changed Skip Bayless, who decamped for FS1.
Tebow pervious labored for ESPN as a university soccer analyst. Along with his Heisman Trophy exploits in school and NFL profession, he additionally performed skilled baseball within the New York Mets minor league system.
Dade Hayes contributed to this report.