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Chip Kelly defends decision to bring in Tim Tebow

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The Philadelphia Eagles and their head coach Chip Kelly have seemingly been on a mission to create headlines this off-season.

They were involved in one of the bigger trades on the opening day of free agency when they sent quarterback Nick Foles to the St Louis Rams and got Sam Bradford in return.

Many expected the Eagles to use Bradford to strike a deal and move up in the draft for quarterback Marcus Mariota but that proved not to be the case.

The Eagles then signed arguably the biggest player on the market by bringing former Dallas Cowboys runningback and last season's leading rusher DeMarco Murray to Philadelphia.

From the trade of runningback LeSean McCoy to the fact that they didn't re-sign wide receiver Jeremy Maclin in free agency who went to the Kansas City Chiefs, the Eagles have almost been creating questions for fun this off-season.

One of their bigger questions was when they signed former Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow and ended his short lived career as a pundit on college football.

The former Heisman trophy winner is back in the NFL and his new head coach Chip Kelly has come to the defense of his new quarterback.

The Eagles saviour from last season Mark Sanchez had publicly criticised Tebow earlier in the off-season claiming that he was just a camp arm.

Kelly has dismissed those claims however and made some himself.

"No, I think everybody here that we bring to our organization is here to compete for a job," - Kelly on bringing in Tebow

The Eagles now have a lot of depth at Quarterback with Sanchez, Bradford and Tebow at the position and with the health of Bradford as questionable as always, the question becomes, who will become the teams starter?

Rift in the locker room?

When Sanchez made his remarks about Tebow last month, everyone was wondering what it meant for the morale in the Eagles camp.

Whilst there may be friction between Tebow and Sanchez who were once team-mates at the New York Jets, do Kelly's comments now mean there's friction between the quarterback and his coach.

Either way, the Eagles off-season activities have made them play-off contenders but the question is, will the problems at quarterback prevent them from making the post-season?

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