Philadelphia Eagles have been criticized for a number of different crazy moves in the last couple of months.
First there were the trades that saw LeSean McCoy and Nick Foles leave, and now we have the equally highly talked about move of bringing in former Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow.
Tebow is the classic dual-threat quarterback who is sadly more effective in the running game than he is in the passing game.
This is one of the main reasons why experts across the whole of the NFL Universe have ridiculed the Eagles' decision to sign him.
Not so crazy
However, a recent report by USA TODAY on Thursday shows exactly why signing Tebow was not such a bad move for Philadelphia.
"No surprise here: Tim Tebow's contract with thePhiladelphia Eagles includes no guarantees," USA TODAY reported.
"It's a typical, one-year, $660,000 deal that comes without a signing bonus or other guaranteed money, according to contract details obtained by USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday.
"The $660,000 base salary — due in weekly instalments of $38,824 during the regular season as long as Tebow's on the team — is the minimum for a three-year veteran, which he is.
"If Tebow is cut before the season, the Eagles would owe him nothing other than standard stipends, including $195 for each day participating in offseason workouts and $1,800 a week in training camp."
The right decision
Not only is Tebow on a minimum contract deal with the Eagles, which is a $660,000 base salary, Tebow's contract also doesn't have any guarantees in it.
That's right. No guarantees. If there's any chance that this unique force of nature, who after all won a Heisman Trophy in college and a playoff game in Denver, can actually improve, then isn't it worth taking a chance for the minimum salary?
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