The Philadelphia Eagles have easily had the maddest off-season and free agency period of any team in the 21st century.
Fast Times at Philadelphia
The Eagles traded star running back LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills for a middle linebacker who was injured for the entire 2014 season in Kiko Alonso. Philly then went on to replace McCoy with two starting calibre rushers in DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews, while swapping starting quarterback Nick Foles for the much-maligned and oft-injured Sam Bradford.
It will come as no surprise to learn that this has all happened because Chip Kelly has finally gotten control of player personnel in Philadelphia after a fight with management. Everything pales into insignificance behind what Kelly is reportedly planning for today, however.
According to a report last night from Jay Glazer - an NFL Insider for Fox Sports - the Eagles are going to shock the NFL by actually signing former Heisman winning quarterback Tim Tebow later on today.
According to Glazer, the Eagles had been looking for a fourth quarterback to bring in to their 90-man off-season roster for a while now, and it seems like they have finally settled on Tebow.
The Eagles brought in the former University of Florida last month for a workout, and after Chip Kelly spent some time with Tebow's QB coach Tom House, decided that the man who failed with the New York Jets and New England Patriots had improved enough to come in and challenge for a role with the Eagles.
I've always been a fan of Tim," Kelly said last month. "We bring in a lot of players for private workouts, it's just he's the one that everyone keeps talking about.
Tebow will have to fight for a place on the 53-man roster that will start the season however. After signing his one year deal, Tebow finds himself behind the aforementioned Bradford, former Jets teammate Mark Sanchez, and another former college star in Matt Barkley.
Tebow, who has been working for ESPN and as an analyst for the SEC Network, last played in an NFL regular-season game when he was with the Jets after two seasons with the Denver Broncos, where he managed to win a playoff game.
Chip Kelly will be champing at the bit to mould Tebow into the college system that the Eagles utilise, one that will definitely play into the QB's strengths.
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