The Philadelphia Eagles head in to the 2015 NFL season following one of the craziest off-seasons in league history.
The Eagles have a new starting quarterback, a new starting running back and pretty much an entire new secondary after the arrivals of Sam Bradford, DeMarco Murray and Byron Maxwell,respectively.
But their was still one move that Chip Kelly made which is greater than all the rest. The decision to bring back Tim Tebow from the NFL wilderness.
The 27-year-old was out of the NFL last season and has not played in a regular-season game since 2012 with the New York Jets, when he was used primarily as a Wildcat quarterback. He later signed with the New England Patriots in 2013 but was cut during training camp. It seems that Chip Kelly sees something new in the former Florida Gator.
“I have seen an improvement from Tim since the day we got him in terms of his knowledge of what we’re doing, understanding where everybody is,” Kelly said, according to SI.com.
"There’s a whole process, and for him what we have done is different than what he’s done anywhere else," Kelly added. "So in terms of learning our terminology and how we do things, I think each week you’ve seen an incremental bump in him, so we’re excited to see where that takes him and it’ll be a good competition as we get into August.”
Tebow started 14 regular-season games in two seasons with the Denver Broncos after they brought him in as a first round pick in the 2010 NFL draft out of Florida, where he won a Heisman trophy for the best player in college football.
Tebow came in and made an immediate impact, going 7–4 in 2011 before helping the Broncos to a playoff victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers with a touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas in overtime.
The Eagles currently have five quarterbacks under contract. In addition to Tebow and 2014 practice squad member G.J. Kinne, the Eagles have Sam Bradford, Matt Barkley and Tebow's former Jets teammate Mark Sanchez.
Bradford and Sanchez will likely duke it out for the starting job, but an injury could easily see Tebow make his triumphant return to an NFL field, calling an offensive like he should be.
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