The internet basically exploded when it was revealed that Tim Tebow had been given a workout with the Philadelphia Eagles by head coach Chip Kelly.
Tebow hasn't been given a chance in the National Football League since he failed to win a deal with the New England Patriots when he was brought on in training camp at Foxboro and unsuccessfully tried to become a tight end or a backup for Tom Brady.
But Kelly revealed that he decided to give the former Florida Gators star and Heisman winner a chance because he is a huge fan of his career.
"I've always been a fan of Tim," Kelly said in an interview on NFL Total Access. Kelly then went on to mention that the Eagles had also brought in former NFL QB's Terrelle Pryor and Thad Lewis.
"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."
Kelly is looking to recreate the system he had at Oregon with the Eagles in Philadelphia and a big part of that is having a mobile quarterback under center. Speed and mobility is something that Tebow has in abundance and is easily the best part of the game.
The problem with Tebow is his passing however. That is the main area of his game that Tebow especially struggled with and despite making it to the playoffs and winning a playoff game during his time with the Denver Broncos, it has limited his career after.
Rumours abounded that Tebow would be signed if the Eagles were able to find another team to take Matt Barkley off their hands, but Barkley is still the number three in Philly and thus Tebow remains unsigned.
The Eagles have made several moves this offseason, including trading quarterback Nick Foles to the St. Louis Rams in exchange for Sam Bradford and re-signing Mark Sanchez. They also signed former Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray after trading LeSean McCoy to the Bills for linebacker Kiko Alonso, whilst bringing in former Chargers running back Ryan Mathews as well.
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