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Eagles to Sign Tim Tebow

Chip Kelly isn't through with adding quarterbacks this offseason.

The Eagles are expected to sign Tim Tebow on Monday for the start of spring workouts, a NFL source said.

Fox Sports' Jay Glazer was first with the report.

While Tebow has had looks at other positions during his brief NFL career, he will be brought in as a quarterback. The Eagles already have four quarterbacks on the roster with Sam Bradford, Mark Sanchez, Matt Barkley and G.J. Kinne. Bradford, who is rehabbing a torn ACL in his knee, isn't likely to be ready for practices on Monday.

Tebow's contract is for one year, a source said.

Tebow, who hasn't played in a NFL regular season game since 2012, worked out for the Eagles last month. Coach Chip Kelly was asked why he brought the 27-year old in for a look-see the following week at the owners meetings.

"I've always been a fan of Tim," Kelly said to the NFL Network. "We bring in a lot of players for private workouts, it's just he's the one that everyone keeps talking about. We brought in Terrelle Pryor for a workout and Thad Lewis in for a workout. When players are available for you to work them out it's the same thing of going to the Veteran Combine or going to the Super Regional Combine.

"It's getting an exposure to a player so that when you have to make a decision and say 'Hey, what are we going to do now. You say, I don't know anything about these players. Let's bring them in and work them out, and it may be too late at that point in time.' So all we're doing is just doing our homework."

Tebow was last with the Patriots during the 2013 preseason. He was cut before the regular season and never caught on with another team. He began working in broadcasting in Dec. 2013.

After a successful college career at Florida in which he won the 2007 Heisman Trophy and a national championship, Tebow was drafted by the Broncos in the first round of the 2010 draft. He helped guide Denver to the playoffs and won a first round game despite lacking traditional NFL quarterback skills.

He spent another year with the Broncos, but was traded to the New York Jets before the 2012 season. With Sanchez as the starter, Tebow was used sparingly, mostly as a runner out of the Wildcat formation.

If Tebow is to have any chance of making the Eagles' 53-man roster his best chance is winning the third quarterback spot behind Bradford and Sanchez. That is assuming, of course, Kelly doesn't draft a quarterback. Barkley's grip on the third spot is nowhere near secure.

Kelly prefers multi-positional players and could be swayed to keeping Tebow if he can perform other tasks. The Eagles offense has plenty of flexibility for mobile quarterbacks.

Still, Tebow's odds are long.


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Re: Eagles to Sign Tim Tebow

As maybe a TE or Slot Receiver, maybe.

As a QB..

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Let's see, the Broncos wasted a first round pick on him and traded him to the Jets and he couldn't beat out Mark Sanchez. The Jets didn't want him and he goes to the Patriots and they cut him. The entire league had a chance to sign him in 2013 and 2014 and nobody wanted him but Chip is a Tebow fan. Stay tuned on this one.

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First we need to figure out Kelly.....what an enigma
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Maybe he's gonna package Bradford, Sanchez, Barkley and Tebow in a trade to move up to take Mariota. He could toss in Reilly Cooper and the Phillies will give them Ryan Howard to sweeten the pot.

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If Tebow has a shot to start, the Eagles are in serious trouble.

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Relax! Plenty of time to sort this out. T is no closer to being a starter then the current 3rd stringer

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Give him a chance. 2 10 win seasons with virtually the same team fat Andy had. Be patient. Change is for the good, going nowhere with what they had. Gotta think outside the box

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Re: Eagles to Sign Tim Tebow

chip Kelly likes to have 5-6 quaterbacks for the offseason and training camp etc.
so in the big picture it doesn't mean anything.
hes just a camp body

that said , hes a human distraction and I would not have signed him just because of that.

I don't foresee him making the squad,if he does make the team , even as a 3rd qb then I will get worried

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