Tim Tebow QB FA 3 years ago3 Comments
Tebow was released by the Eagles on Saturday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
After trading Matt Barkley to the Cardinals on Friday, the Eagles are apparently set to keep just two quarterbacks, Sam Bradford and Mark Sanchez. It'll be surprising if Tebow finds an NFL home before the end of the season, as a role with the Eagles as a two-point/goal-line specialist seemed to be his best hope of sticking on a roster.
Tim Tebow QB FA 3 years ago
Tebow completed 11 of 17 passes for 189 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Thursday's 24-18 loss to the Jets.
Tebow saved his best performance for the most important outing of the preseason. Head coach Chip Kelly made it clear that the third and final quarterback roster spot would likely be decided by the preseason finale, and Tebow made big throws and led scoring drives while fellow quarterback Matt Barkley floundered. It seems that Tebow will make the Eagles' 53-man roster and be on the sideline come Week 1 in Atlanta.
Tim Tebow QB FA 3 years ago
Tebow completed both of his pass attempts for 15 yards and ran for four yards in Saturday's 39-26 win over the Packers.
Tebow's performance was tempered against Green Bay, as he got the ball without much offensive momentum and only saw the final two thirds of the fourth quarter as the starting quarterback. He was unable to move the ball much, or lead a scoring drive, but fellow quarterback Matt Barkley did little to distance himself in the race for the team's third quarterback position. The competition between the two will likely be decided in the final week of the preseason, when the Eagles face the Jets.
Tim Tebow QB FA 3 years ago
Tebow's throwing motion doesn't appear to be significantly different, despite reports that it changed after his work with quarterback guru Tom House, according to Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer.
House, a former MLB pitcher, is known for working with some of the NFL's top quarterbacks, although his work with Tebow seems to have garnered the most attention. Tebow is competing with Matt Barkley for the No. 3 quarterback job, and Barkley is currently ahead on the depth chart. There's been some talk that the NFL's new extra-point rules could make Tebow useful as a two-point conversion specialist, but even if Chip Kelly decides to approach the PAT more aggressively, he'd probably prefer to do so with Sam Bradford under center. All in all, Tebow still faces an uphill battle to make the final roster.
Tim Tebow QB FA 3 years ago4 Comments
Eagles vice president of player personnel Ed Marynowitz suggests that Tebow has improved as a player since his time with the Patriots, ESPN.com reports. "We had exposure to him live when he was with New England, when they practiced here," Marynowitz noted Thursday. "When we worked him out, we saw a great deal of improvement with him."
That's not to suggest that Tebow is a lock to make an impact with the Eagles, but he is slated to compete for a spot on the team's QB depth chart and any improvement in his throwing technique would obviously help him in that regard. Moreover, the report suggests that it's possible that if Tebow sticks with the Eagles, he could emerge as something of a two-point conversion specialist for the team down the road.
Tim Tebow QB FA 4 years ago24 Comments
Tebow has agreed to terms with the Eagles, according to ESPN.com.
Tebow joins an Eagles QB corps that currently includes Sam Bradford, Mark Sanchez, Matt Barkley and G.J. Kinne, so his roster spot is hardly guaranteed and his role with the team, should he make the cut, is far from clarified at this stage. As a result, Tebow has a way to go before re-entering the fantasy lineup conversation.
Tim Tebow QB FA 4 years ago1 Comment
Free agent Tim Tebow "still has hopes" of returning to the NFL.
"I'm training every day and feel like I'm the best that I've ever been," Tebow said. "I still love it, love playing, talking about it, and I'm just excited about whatever the future holds." Tebow's future is with ESPN's SEC Network, which is launching in August. Even if teams thought Tebow could improve their roster, he's unlikely to ever be signed again because of the media circus that always accompanies.
Tim Tebow QB FA 5 years ago1 Comment
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer told CBS Sports that ESPN analyst Tim Tebow is still "hoping" for one last shot in the NFL.
Meyer, of course, coached Tebow at Florida. "Works every day. He's hoping," Meyer said of Tebow. "There are some conversations about it. I don't know too much. There's hope and he says there's stuff going on." Tebow accepted a position with ESPN's SEC Network last December. He turns 27 this August.
Tim Tebow QB FA 5 years ago2 Comments
Ex-Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum said the Tim Tebow trade was his biggest mistake in New York.
"Obviously we made a couple mistakes -- trading for Tim Tebow most notably," Tannenbaum told CBS Radio. It's hard to argue with Tannenbaum, who now works for NFL Network and Yahoo! Sports and also has dipped his toes in the agency business. The other colossal blunder from Tannenbaum was handing Mark Sanchez a five-year, $58.25 million extension in the same offseason.
Tim Tebow QB FA 5 years ago
Former NFL QB Tim Tebow has accepted a job with ESPN for its SEC Network.
The SEC Network launches in August. Tebow hasn't given up his NFL quarterbacking dream, but teams around the league have. "I am so excited that ESPN has given me this incredible opportunity," Tebow tweeted Monday. "When I was six years old I fell in love with the game of football, and while I continue to pursue my dream of playing quarterback in the NFL, this is an amazing opportunity to be a part of the unparalleled passion of college football and the SEC."