clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Tebow turning down '7-Figure Endorsement Deals' to focus on football

New, comments

All's been quiet on the Tim Tebow front since the end the end of the Broncos' Rookie mini-camp.  Turns out Tebow has been quite busy, living in Memphis, TN with his agent, Jimmy Sexton.  Tebow has been using the time to work out - the NFL bars rookies from working out at the team facility - and staying focused on football.  He has also been inundated with endorsement offers says Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post.

"I’m trying to work hard and not get my mind cluttered with all that," Tebow told the newspaper about endorsement deals that come his way. "When it gets to the point when something needs to be presented to me, I see it. Right now, it’s all ball for me."

It's hard not to like that last statement, "'s all ball for me."  Part of becoming great is the desire to work for it.  Tebow obviously has that in spades. 

Is it hard for Tebow's agent to see one of his star clients turning down such lucrative offers?

"Within the next five years, Tim clearly has a chance to be one of the most endorsable athletes on the planet," Sexton said. "I had one CEO of a major Fortune 500 company tell me, ‘You know what, Jimmy? For a corporation to put a face on their brand, this guy (Tebow) is the real deal. He’s the one guy who’s not going to be a scandal two or three years from now.’"

That's huge point #2.  Tebow is highly unlikely to end up on the back page in some kind of scandal.  That will leave to endorsement deals open - assuming he is successful and the Broncos are winning.

For now, Tebow is doing the Brett Favre routine - working out at private high schools, going through drills with high school players.

"I got in a lot of good work, and I met a lot of good people," Tebow told the newspaper. "It was so much fun to get back in high school facilities, to get back to your roots and just know that level is where you started. I worked, hung out and just had a great time."

Of course, the well isn't completely dry for Tebow - he's already signed deals with EASports and Nike.  Beyond that, however, the commercials can wait.  It is all football - and that has to make all Broncos fans happy.

There was one more tidbit in the article that made me smile - Tebow has been trading texts with John Elway.

"I’ve texted back and forth with him (Elway), and that’s truly an honor," Tebow said. "He has been very supportive of me. He’s one of the all-time best."

Another example of how Tebow gets it.  Several quarterbacks in Denver have almost shied away from shadow of Elway.  Tebow will seemingly bask in it.  In Denver, that is half the battle.