Tim Tebow To Sign With The Philadelphia Eagles
A crazy offseason for the Eagles that included the departures of stars Lesean McCoy and Jeremy Maclin just got a little more interesting. Fox Sports NFL Insider Jay Glazer is reporting that the Eagles plan to bring in and sign free agent quarterback Tim Tebow. The former Heisman Trophy winner has not played in the NFL since 2012 when he played sparingly for the New York Jets.
Ironically, the move reunites him with Mark Sanchez, who was the starting quarterback for the Jets in 2012. Tebow became a phenomenon in 2011 with the Denver Broncos, sparking the team and leading them to a playoff win against the Pittsburgh Steelers. However, following his sensational season, he was made expendable after the Broncos signed future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning. While Tebow is a big name signing, a spot on the roster is far from guaranteed. The Eagles currently have Sam Bradford, Mark Sanchez, and Matt Barkley already on the roster; although, there are rumors they are looking to part ways with Barkley via trade.
Should Tebow make the team out of camp, his role with the Eagles is unclear. They could potentially explore using him at the tight end or running back position if they feel his days as an NFL quarterback are over. Chip Kelly has one of the more unconventional offenses in the NFL, and may have some creative ways to get Tebow involved in their offense if he indeed makes the team.
While Tebow’s role with the Eagles is uncertain, one thing is for sure, it will be very interesting to see how the Tebow-Eagles marriage unfolds over the next few months.