Tim Tebow is one of the most criticized and most loved quarterbacks in equal measure. The former Denver Broncos signal caller impressed in Denver, winning an AFC West Division title and a playoff game.
But Tebow also showed plenty of signs that he was not the franchise quarterback that the Broncos should pin their future on.
We know what happened next, and after a terrible year with the Jets, a training camp with the Patriots, and two years out, Tebow has now somehow found his way to the Eagles.
Why did they sign him?
Some say the move was done by the Eagles so they could turn Tebow into a bag of tricks or a two-point specialist, but in reality Eagles VP Ed Marynowitz says Philadelphia are taking the chance on Tebow simply because he has improved since the Eagles held joint training camp practices with the Pats in 2012.
"Obviously, we were intrigued with what we saw there,'' Eagles vice president of player personnel Ed Marynowitz said in a press conference, Yahoo Sports reported.
''We saw a player who improved from the last time we saw him live, which was when he was here with New England.
"We had some conversations and some discussions, and we felt that it was an opportunity to bring in someone who could compete for a spot."
The Eagles' view that Tebow has improved his passing ability might not be as strange as it sounds. Tom House, who has coached Tom Brady, has been working with Tebow ever since he was cut by the Patriots in 2012.
It has even been reported that Chip Kelly signed Tebow because of a recommendation from House.
"We helped his throwing. When he was released by the Patriots, because of Tom Brady, he came to us ... He had trouble spinning the ball and he wasn't very accurate," Tom House explained, a report detailed.
"We didn't do much conditioning or route trees or run many defenses against him. We honestly felt we could help him with his throwing, like everyone else, but this time, he got enough reps where the change was."
Tebow's career at the Eagles will be an interesting and maybe brief one, but what do you think NFL fans?
Will Tebow ever start an NFL game for the Eagles? Let us know in the comments section below.
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