As of this morning, the world’s most famous backup Quarterback and newest addition to the “Great in college, but total bust in the NFL” Club found himself on the open market. That’s right, Tim Tebow has been released from the New York Jets. Not to be the pessimist here, but with a career completion percentage of 47.9% (13th worst all time since they started keeping stats in the 1940s) and being regarded as “Not starter material” on a team that has Mark Sanchez, it may be time for Timmy to trade in his barely used cleats for a suit and tie and join the professional working world. But what could be next for the loveable lefty from Jacksonville? Hopefully Bright can shed some light on this.
Like all active candidates in the job market, Tim will have to put together a resume listing his academic background, past work experience and accomplishments. On Bright, his resume would look a little like this:
According to the University of Florida student handbook, Tebow’s degree in Family, Youth and Community Sciences prepared him to pursue the following careers: Child Protection Services, Domestic Violence Specialist, Youth Worker, Health Education, Non-profit Administration, Adoption and Foster Care. Seems like this could be a smooth transition for Tim given his extensive missionary work at the Bob Tebow Evangelistic Association… maybe there is some hope!
But now here comes the most obvious issue Tim will experience in this transition: decreased compensation. In 2012, Tim was paid $2.1 Million by the New York Jets (that’s $14,893.61 for every yard of total offense he produced; no, seriously. That makes me want to jump off a bridge right now, too). The average salary for the positions listed in the UF student handbook for Tim’s major range from $30k-$43k/year (or 2-3 yards of total offense if you want to look at it that way). That would result in a 98.6% pay cut for Tim. Ouch.
We also need to take into account where this next opportunity will be coming for Tim. Does he stay in New York where the current unemployment rate is at 8.5% and living expenses are the highest in the country, or does he go home to Jacksonville where the unemployment rate is 7.3% and living is much cheaper?
While Tim ponders all these factors in his next career move the question remains, “What position could a former backup Quarterback with a degree in Family, Youth and Community Sciences who has no working experience be qualified for?” According to Tim’s Bright Score results, his best bet is to apply for an “Entry Level Charity Ambassador” position for a non-profit organization.
Would you hire Tim Tebow?