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Tim Tebow's Philadelphia Eagles arrival could lead to position change for rival

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Chip Kelly has shocked the NFL on a consistent basis since the beginning of the offseason. The arrival of Tim Tebow though, set to be finalized in the coming hours it seems, has to rank up their with the best of them.

The news that the former New York Jets and Denver Broncos quarterback is about to join the Philadelphia Eagles has been met with confusion, bemusement and ridicule in equal measure. 

Knock on effect

The arrival of the much-maligned QB though is very real, a fact that one of his new teammates knows all to well after today's reports of a planned positional change.

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With Tebow set to join Sam Bradford, Mark Sanchez, Matt Barkley and G.J. Kinne on the Philadelphia Eagles depth chart, Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports reports that the franchise are preparing to test out G.J. Kinne in other positions ahead of the 2015 NFL season.

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With people wondering just why Chip Kelly felt the need to add yet another quarterback to the roster at this stage, the news that Kinne could be a receiver or special teamer come next season provides an answer.

Indeed, with Tebow expected to battle with Barkley for the right to be the Eagles' third string QB, the already severely limited opportunities for G.J. Kinne would only have reduced further.

The athletic figure the former Tulsa man possesses makes his chances of carving out a role outside of quarterback fairly good too. Better perhaps than those of Tebow himself who some had speculated could undergo a position change of his own under the Chip Kelly regime.

Tebow role

As for Tim Tebow, he once again finds himself on an NFL roster for the first time since being part of the New England Patriots' 2013 offseason squad.

Reportedly signing a one-year deal, he will look to build on 2,422 passing yards (989 rushing yards) and 17 touchdowns should he be given the opportunity to take to the gridiron at any point in the next 12 months.

Eagles fans: What do you make of Tim Tebow's arrival, has Chip Kelly gone too far? Have your say in the comments section below...

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