When the Philadelphia Eagles brought inTim Tebow for a workout this week it sent the NFL community into meltdown.
Unfortunately the excitement at the prospect of seeing one of the league's most polarizing players back in action was dampened by reports Philly had opted against bringing in the quarterback at this time.
Now though new reports suggest that the Tebow-Eagles deal isn't yet dead, with suggestions that Chip Kelly and co could still bring in the former New York Jets and Denver Broncos QB - on one condition.
According to Washington D.C.'s NBC4 anchor Dianna Marie Russini, the Eagles are working on trading away their third string quarterback Matt Barkley and, if they find a willing partner for the ex-USC man, their attention will more than likely turn again to Tim Tebow.
Tebow would certainly add a different option for the Eagles as Chip Kelly continues his one man mission to dominate NFL offseason headlines. As we pointed out yesterday, Philadelphia struggled hugely to convert in the red zone last season behind QBs Nick Foles and Mark Sanchez.
Tebow's style of play - although erratic and often ridiculed - would at least offer Kelly an alternative should the team be looking for last ditch plays. The QB's clutch play statistics are actually surprisingly efficient.
Plus there can't be many third string quarterbacks in the NFL at present that can boast a playoff win on their résumé.
At the moment the idea of Tebow getting another shot in the NFL must still be filed in the "uncertain" column. However it does look like the Eagles are doing their best to move on Barkley.
Barkley has been with the Eagles since being drafted in the fourth round in 2013 and was actually a highly touted prospect had he declared for the draft the season before.
In limited opportunities in Philadelphia the 24-year-old has managed just 300 passing yards, a 43.8 QB rating and four interceptions without throwing for a touchdown.
Tim Tebow would certainly be a more experienced option as back up to the back up. Whether there are any suitors for the largely untested Matt Barkely however could be the major stumbling block standing between Tebow and a return to a pro football roster.
What do you think Eagles fans? Is there any logic behind bringing in Tim Tebow, and how do you rate Chip Kelly's offseason moves so far? Let us know in the comments section below...
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