April 19, 2015 11:24 PM
Former Florida icon to join Chip Kelly—and a deep crew of Eagles quarterbacks
The Philadelphia Eagles are signing Tim Tebow, football’s most famous out-of-work player.
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April 19, 2015 11:37 PM
He's been away too long...but good luck with it fella.Holding the clipboard in the NFL in December in Philly still beats just about any job you could think of.
April 19, 2015 11:36 PM
Good for Tim. Hope he does well in philly.
April 19, 2015 11:35 PM
Does Chip Kelly really think he's the smartest guy in the room and everyone else is wrong? He's on some sort of crazy power trip and I'm going to enjoy seeing him go down in flames. It won't be pretty. The way Chip Kelly has dismantled the Eagles defies all logic. Of course I thought the same way about how Bush dismantled the Constitution and he still can't admit he made a mistake. Both of them are in crazy states of denial.
April 19, 2015 11:34 PM
Tebow had about three games at the end of his rookie year - the 2010 season - where he was the starter and did pretty well. Not great stats, but the team was competitive and scored points, unlike how it had been with Kyle Orton starting at QB. Passing a little over 50% with decent yards, a lot of scramble yards. Then the next season, the brilliant coach John Fox put in the option read especially for Tebow. The team scored a lot less points as teams figured it out, but with a few miracles, and a really good defense, they won the division and a playoff game. However, Tebow was starting to get crushed (and injured) as the good teams zeroed in on him. It was most definitely not sustainable. New England killed them in the playoffs and he came out of there with smashed ribs and wouldn't have been able to play the next week.If he had a coach who knew how to work with him, he'd probably be pretty good. Not an elite QB, but a good one. But he needs the right coach, as do all QBs.
Good luck to Tim Tebow and his NFL quest for a place on a team. You have to wonder why some coach hasn't changed him over to a running back---------like Paul Horning who was also a quarterback in college.
April 19, 2015 11:33 PM
Uh, does second grade soccer count?
I've never understood why someone doesn't make him a TE who could wildcat when necessary. Putting him in on certain downs just telegraphs your strategy to the opposition as the Jets found out.
If anybody deserves another shot in the NFL, Tim Tebow does! I really hope it works out this time. Good luck!
April 19, 2015 11:32 PM
A career 1-1 in the playoffs. There are many QBs who would long to have at least one playoff win.
April 19, 2015 11:31 PM
As an iggles fan I wish him tremendous success..One thing that annoys me is all the complaints about a “Tebow circus”.This is totally media created and not Tim’s fault.If it was Tebow-created he would be a disruptive teammate and a locker room nightmare.All indications are that, while some players may question if he has the right skill set for the NFL, no one questions his leadership and positive role in a given team’s chemistry.
Good for him. There's a place for him in the NFL, he just needs to find it.
April 19, 2015 11:30 PM
Tim....first of all, my BEST wishes for you, personally and professionally as well...I know you'll be a great teammate, and I hope you get some time on the field. You can be the 2nd coming of Kurt Warner.As a fellow Christian...we all know why Denver's last best moments were with you on the team. Anybody want to talk about 'Divine Intervention'? Ask Pat Bolin how the playoffs, including that delightful Super Bowl vs. the Seahawks, have gond since he decided you weren't good enough to play.Rex already knows he's going to have a tough time explaining things to St. Peter when his time at the pearly gates comes up.So, I wish you good season, blessings on the field, and a good time in your life....from a NY football fan.And Tim....be OPEN MINDED about the position the Big Guy WAY upstairs wants you to play. You can't be a leader, an inspiration, and a testimony if you're not on the team.
Tim seems like a nice guy, but he doesn't have an NFL skill set. I've seen enoughtof him skipping the ball off the turf when he threw the ball in Denver. I'm not sure the roster in the NFL has room for a few plays a game player that you aren't grooming for a larger role.
April 19, 2015 11:29 PM
God NFL quarterbacks are too valuable to let them run. Even a bad bruise can seriously reduce their effectiveness. It is one thing to run when the field is wide-open and then slide when anyone comes within 5 yards, and a QB that runs as a regular running back.RGIII and Michael Vic learned that a running QB is a QB living on borrowed time.
April 19, 2015 11:28 PM
April 19, 2015 11:27 PM
Good for Tim. Wish him all the success.
April 19, 2015 11:26 PM
As much as I like the person of Tim Tebow, in the NFL a quarterback is a guy who makes a living with his arm. A quarterback who tries to make a living with his legs will have a short career. I doubt Mr. Tebow will be the exception.
April 19, 2015 11:25 PM
I would say this is crazy, but Chip Kelly is pretty smart. It'll be interesting to see how this plays out.