After a failed tight end experiment in Jacksonville, Tim Tebow joins the cast of ESPN’s reformatted “First Take.”
The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback and former New York Mets minor leaguer will talk college football with host Stephen A. Smith on Fridays.
Hall of Fame wide receiver Michael Irvin will be in the hot seat opposite Smith for NFL debates on Mondays.
ESPN announced the updates on Thursday, with the new format set to begin Sept. 6.
“This new format will pair Smith with new voices and perspectives every day of the week who will challenge him on their specific area of expertise in a completely new way,” senior coordinating producer Antoine Lewis said in a news release.
Tebow, 34, was released by the Jaguars on Aug. 17, ending his bid to return to the NFL after an eight-year absence. He has previously worked for ESPN as a college football analyst.
Irvin, 55, won three Super Bowl rings and caught 750 passes for 11,904 yards and 65 touchdowns with the Dallas Cowboys from 1988-99.
Previous “First Take” host Max Kellerman’s last episode with the series was on Wednesday. He is joining ESPN Radio’s morning show alongside Keyshawn Johnson and Jay Williams.
–Field Level Media