ESPN is reporting that former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow has signed a shoe and apparel deal with Nike that will pay him a minimum of just less than $300,000 a year, with incentives that could earn him significantly more.
I haven’t been able to confirm this with Tebow’s agent, but the ESPN report appears legit.
Given Tebow’s popularity nationwide (and across parts of the world), this appears to be a good move for Nike, hooking up with the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner.
Some around the NFL are now projecting Tebow could be taken in the first round of the NFL Draft later this month. But the consensus seems to be he will not go until the second.
Tebow and his family have been invited to New York for the draft, but a decision hasn’t been made yet whether to accept the invitation.