Eagles Officially Sign Tim Tebow
The Eagles officially signed Tim Tebow to a one year-contract Monday afternoon.
Tebow spent the 2013 offseason with the Patriots but was released as the team cut down the roster to 53. The last time he actually played in the NFL was in 2012 with the Jets. He only attempted eight passes that season and ran for 102 yards on 32 carries.
A Heisman Trophy winner and two-time national champion with the Florida Gators, Tebow was selected 25th overall by the Denver Broncos in the 2010 draft. In 2011, he tied for second among NFL quarterbacks with six game-winning drives. That postseason, he connected with Demaryius Thomas for an 80-yard touchdown in overtime to lead the 8-8 Broncos past the 12-4 Steelers.
Overall, though, he struggled as a thrower, completing less than 50 percent of his passes while in Denver. He was traded to the Jets following the ’12 season after the Broncos signed Peyton Manning.
Tebow has a 47.9 completion percentage in the pros and has thrown 17 touchdowns to nine interceptions.
Currently, the Eagles have four quarterbacks on the roster: Sam Bradford, Mark Sanchez, Matt Barkley and G.J. Kinne. Tebow will be the fifth, but it’s unclear when Bradford will be ready to practice. Barkley has been the subject of trade speculation, though to this point the Eagles haven’t been able to pull off a deal.