In a surprise move, Tim Tebow has been traded to the Season 14 cast of “Dancing with the Stars”. The trade comes on the heels of the announcement that the once popular dance competition had its lowest rated premier ever. The producers hope viewer’s interest will be returned by the appearance of the football phenom. Although Tebow’s dance skills are currently unknown, it is hoped his signature kneel-and-pray move (known commonly as Tebowing) will be a welcome addition to the DWTS stage.
“With young viewers leaving us in droves for “The Voice”, “Dateline: Election Coverage” and a ‘Magnum P.I.” marathon on TBS we need to do something to boost the public’s interest,” said head judge Len Goodman. “We expect Tim to fulfill roles as celebrity dancer and professional dancer, considering how he can both throw and run on the football field.”
The trade is a timely one for Tebow who was made redundant in Denver after the signing of former Indianapolis quarter back Peyton Manning. While several teams may be in the running to acquire the services of the former Heisman trophy winner, few are expected to make a formal offer until the start of training camp. With such time on his hands, the opportunity to slip on some dancing shoes and keep his profile in the public eye is a good one for Tebow.
Tebow himself has not commented on his dancing career, which is expected to begin with a special Foxtrot/3 Cone Drill combo next Monday night. However, Tebow’s agent told Dogs and Jeans he was looking forward to the new challenge and the chance to spread the word of Jesus Christ to a new audience.
Update: Tebow has been traded to the New York Jets, where he will be able to add break dancing to his DWTS repertoire. The move may also free up current Jets QB Mark Sanchez for an appearance on Season 15 of "Dancing".
Further Update: A snag in Tebow's contract may stop a trade to New York, giving him ever more time for dance lessons.