NFL News: Philadelphia Eagles Reported They Will Sign QB Tim Tebow on Monday … Is It Tebow Time in Philly?
UM, THIS ONE WILL CERTAINLY CAUSE PHILLY FANS TO QUESTION CHIP KELLY …
ESPN is reporting that the Philadelphia Eagles are set to sign former Florida Gator QB Tim Tebow. According to CBS Sports, the team is convinced he’s improved a lot, who has trained with throwing coach Tom House, and will keep him as their fourth quarterback on the roster for the off-season program, that includes Sam Bradford, Mark Sanchez and Matt Barkley. Honestly, I don’t get this one. Chip Kelly has made some controversial moves in the off-season, cutting his best wide receiver, traded his best running back and acquired a quarterback who spends more time on injured reserve than he does in the huddle. But there was obviously a method to his madness. This one; however, is a head scratcher and makes even non-Philly fans ask why. I just don’t see how a QB with a completion rate under 50%, who has just as many turnovers in his career as TD’s, including 7 fumbles, and is a one trick pony is a positive in the Eagles offense.
Don’t get me wrong, I actually like the guy and admire his pursuit of his dream, but I just don’t see how bringing in a distraction like Tebow is worth it. I think he is a good guy, but that hardly makes one a good QB. I would have thought if Tebow had any chance of playing in the NFL again, he would have had his shot with the Patriots. They are known for fitting talent to a position and if Tebow would have agreed to become a TE, FB or a hybrid receiver position, he would be playing in the NFL … but he refused to change positions.
Tim Tebow plans to sign a one-year deal Monday with the Eagles, a league source said Sunday night.
Tebow flew in to Philadelphia on Sunday night in time to be in attendance for the start of the Eagles’ offseason program Monday.
Philadelphia has finalized an agreement with the 27-year-old Tebow, the framework of which was put into place when he worked out for the team last month.
Tim Tebow has been working for ESPN and as an analyst for the SEC Network and last played in an NFL regular-season game when he was with the Jets after playing two seasons with the Denver Broncos. He also was with the New England Patriots for a brief stint, but was released before the season started.
Just a note to Philly fans, Tim Tebow (1-1) actually has a better playoff record than Peyton Manning (11-13), also better than Bradford and Barkley, seeing that they have never sniffed post season. Although Mark Sanchez has a better playoff record (4-2) than Tebow, it was mainly due to the Jet’s defense and running game, not Sanchez. Also, Tebow has one less butt fumble than Mark Sanchez.
Twitter blew up when the news about Tebow surfaced early Sunday night. Rarely has someone accomplished so little and received so much attention, but when the talking heads at ESPN and the other 24-7 sports networks find a story they like, they will shove it down our throats over and over again regardless of the actual significance.