Tebow set to sign with Eagles on Monday
Published on Sunday, 4/19/15, at 8:23 p.m. Eastern.
According to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, Tim Tebow has agreed to terms on a contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. He is expected to sign the deal tomorrow.
Tebow didn’t play in the NFL in 2013 and 2014. He was at training camp with the New England Patriots before being cut just before the start of the 2013 season.
The University of Florida product, who helped the Gators win two national titles and won the Heisman Trophy as a sophomore in 2007, barely touched the field with the Jets in 2012. Denver elected to trade him to New York after signing Peyton Manning prior to the 2012 campaign.
His last start came in January of 2012 in a loss at New England in the AFC semifinals. Tebow had thrown for more than 300 yards, including a game-winning touchdown pass, to lead the Broncos to an overtime win over Pittsburgh the week before the loss in Foxboro.
In 16 career starts, Tebow has 19 TD passes compared to only nine interceptions. The Broncos went 9-7 in those 16 starts. He has rushed for 12 TDs, averaging 5.0 yards per carry.
Tebow joins QBs Sam Bradford, Mark Sanchez and Matt Barkley. He beat Bradford’s Oklahoma Sooners to win the 2008 national title in Miami. Tebow played with Sanchez for one year with the Jets in 2012.
This shouldn’t come as a shocker to anyone, though many Tebow Haters felt his playing career was over. There’s zero downside for Chip Kelly and the Eagles, as he’s expected to ink a one-year deal for the minimum salary.
Tebow has a unique skill set, running like a monster between the tackles, especially in the red zone. By most accounts, his passing accuracy has vastly improved in the 18 months he’s worked with QB guru Tom House, who swears Tebow’s mechanics are “fixed.”
The reality is that Tebow became the biggest story in the NFL in 2011 when he took over a 1-4 team that was left for dead. He led that mediocre squad to a playoff berth and a postseason victory. The Broncos were the story in the NFL by early December of 2011. Since then, he hasn’t been given a chance.