Get ready, folks, Tebowmania is set to return.
According to Fox Sports NFL insider Jay Glazer, Tim Tebow is set to sign with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Scoopage: The Eagles are plannng to bring in Tim Tebow and sign him tomorrow as they begin their offseason program FOX SPORTS has learned
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) April 19, 2015
Tebow’s last NFL appearance came in 2012 as a backup for the New York Jets, throwing eight passes and logging 32 carries. A first-round draft pick in 2010, Tebow led the Denver Broncos to a postseason victory but lost his starting job when the team signed Peyton Manning.
After sitting out the 2013 campaign, Tebow caught a new position as an analyst for ESPN’s college football coverage, though he continued working out in hopes of returning to the NFL.
Eagles coach Chip Kelly has made a handful of intriguing moves this offseason, and adding Tebow will only create more buzz around the team’s cluttered quarterback position. The franchise sent Nick Foles to the St. Louis Rams in exchange for Sam Bradford, re-signed Mark Sanchez and has Matt Barkley on the roster.
Tebow put together a prolific college career at the University of Florida, winning a pair of national championships and a Heisman Trophy. However, inaccuracy plagued Tebow’s professional days, causing many teams to turn away from signing him over the past two years.
Perhaps Philadelphia is signing Tebow for his work ethic, or maybe because Kelly believes the left-hander can actually contend for a starting position or specific role in a fast-paced, versatile offense.
Or, the former Oregon coach could just be crazy. But either way, Tebow’s getting another shot in the NFL.
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