CAA Signs Tim Tebow For All His Business

CAA Signs Tim Tebow For All His Business

Tebow's off-the-field business moves from WME to CAA.

CAA has signed quarterback Tim Tebow for all off-the-field business, a spokeswoman for the agency told TheWrap.

WME had represented Tebow for his non-sports endeavors, which include endorsements, TV, movies, books and personal appearances. CAA Sports has negotiated his on-field deals since 2012, so the talent giant now represents the former Florida star in every aspect of his business.

Representing Tebow for his off-field activities may prove even more important and lucrative given his mainstream appeal.

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Tebow was one of the most successful college football players in recent memory, winning a Heisman trophy and two BCS championships at the University of Florida.

His popularity only grew during his first few years in the NFL, as people clamored for him to get a starting job while he was a reserve in Denver. He took over as the starting quarterback for the Broncos six games into his second season with the team holding a 1-4 record.

Tebow's ascension to the starting line-up coincided with a memorable wining streak as Tebow repeatedly orchestrated late-game comebacks. Tebow's heroics secured the Broncos a playoff spot and led to incessant coverage of all things Tebow.

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His popularity, success and religious faith spawned the meme “Tebowing,” where people take pictures of themselves getting on a knee to pray as Tebow often did on the field.

Yet Tebow's stay in Denver was short-lived as the Broncos traded Tebow to the New York Jets after signing Peyton Manning. Tebow has struggled to find a place in the league ever since, as the Jets used him in several different ways before releasing him. He is a free agent.

CAA is examining ways in which Tebow can return to the NFL, and it will now seek out off-the-field opportunities as well. He has already written an autobiography, published in 2011, and has endorsements with Nike, TiVO and Jockey.

  • don from denver

    Good move

    • MikeLeonard

      I reaLLY THINK that the Broncos should embrace Tebow and hire him as a back up for Payton, and live for the Broncos success. I wish the Falcons had the heart and spirit to hire Tebow for a backup to Matt Ryan, certainly fits with the spirit and heart of the Falcons.

  • Guest

    about time!

  • Steve Svensson

    Watching Tebow play for the Broncos was as exciting as watching Elway take them to the Superbowl the first time. It was pure magic.

  • Matt Clayton

    Tebow's Jesus freak image is off-putting. It truly is.

    When you flaunt your faith (or lack thereof) like that, there's going to be a backlash.

    • FreeAmerican

      How did Tim Tebow flaunt his faith?

      • MikeLeonard

        The Lord can guide your actions, or make your actions destructive, depending on your motivations, and your influence. I used to lecture and be participant, and now that I am back, it is amazing how live is changing for the good and to help people.

        • FreeAmerican

          The lord will not make your actions destructive! but he will not stand in your way either, It's our choice, we either believe or not, I don't see how Tim Tebow did any wrong by openly showing his faith to Jesus. We are called to a shining light for all the world see, not a candle light placed under a basket.

  • BestCoast

    Great to see CAA sell out its LGBT employees and its commitment to inclusion. Making money by selling a homophobic and anti-choice client who starred in a video for “Focus on the Family” says it all. If you're LGBT, pro-choice, or someone who believes one's faith is a private matter, you should eschew doing business with CAA.

  • MikeLeonard

    Tim, should not sign any contracts and enjoy the event by event calisthenics. You are a joy to represent sport. Enjoy the press, but your legacy will always be your character off the field and your joy and peace on the field. Keep being a fierce competitor and kick ass, the right way. You cant change CITY HALL, but you can change the world like Nelson Mandela and SR. Theresa.