Tim Tebow shall be becoming a member of ESPN’s “First Take” as one in all Stephen A. Smith’s new debate foes, the community introduced Thursday.
The previous Heisman Trophy winner will go head-to-head with Smith on Fridays, whereas Professional Soccer Corridor of Famer Michael Irvin will co-host the present with Smith on Mondays.
The opposite days will function a rotation of ESPN personalities, which incorporates Mina Kimes and Kendrick Perkins, duking it out with Smith.
Molly Qerim will stay on the present as a moderator.
The mild-mannered, Bible-toting Tebow will show an intriguing foil to Smith, whose on-air outbursts have made him the face of ESPN and, in flip, given him autonomy over the make-up of the each day TV present.
Smith pushed ESPN executives to take away Kellerman from this system as a result of he felt they didn’t work properly collectively, The Submit’s Andrew Marchand beforehand reported.
ESPN introduced the addition of Tebow and Irvin a day after Kellerman made his ultimate look on the present.
The 34-year-old Tebow has labored for ESPN as a university soccer analyst prior to now and is coming off a failed NFL comeback try this summer season.
Tebow tried to transform from a quarterback to tight finish with Jacksonville, beneath his former faculty head coach City Meyer, after toiling within the Mets minor-league system for 5 years.
Smith and Tebow are shut associates, and Tebow appeared on “First Take” as a visitor in 2017.
Irvin, the 55-year-old former Cowboys star, has additionally appeared on “First Take.”
The present’s new format will debut Monday.