Meanwhile, Kelly said the Eagles may still be in the market for another quarterback, and it’s even possible Tebow might be called back if either Bradford or Sanchez gets hurt. “That’s the first time I’ve been nervous in a while”, he said. In fact his per-tweet value is higher than every other American football players, including the 1,696 who actually made NFL rosters.
According to some media outlets, Matt Barkley was acquired by the Arizona Cardinals via trade with a conditional seventh round pick with the Eagles on Friday.
For a second, it looked like Tebow made the team.
Despite the fan support and his relatively impressive performance, Chip Kelly cut it pretty harshly when speaking about the decision to release him: He simply wasn’t good enough to be their #3 quarterback. “Since we got him back in April, he’s worked very hard at that-sequencing his throwing motion-so I think he’s been more accurate”. But just hours later that all changed. He needs to get out there and get more reps. “Because he has done a ton on his own from an individual basis, but it is about taking that next step and playing the game”. The New England Patriots cut him in 2013, and he spent previous year in the broadcast booth. “We feel he’ll really contribute on special teams and he had the best upside”.
“Tim’s really progressed”, Kelly said.
The third string quarterback spot has been severely over analyzed in Philadelphia this offseason but it should come to an end soon. That is likely why we don’t see guys like Peyton Manning and Tom Brady who are much too cool for Twitter. He went 11-for-17 for 189 yards and 2 touchdowns with one interception in Philadelphia’s 24-18 loss. Signed by the Colts in March 2014, Jones has had ankle injuries in his first two seasons in Indianapolis. Tebow finished the preseason 21-of-36 for 286 yards and two TDs with one interception.
Tim Tebow leaves the field after a preseason game Thursday, two days before he was cut by the Eagles.
Jets: New York cut former 49ers quarterback Josh Johnson, an Oakland native signed August. 27, and former Stanford wide receiver Chris Owusu.
Given that Tebow had a fairly warm reception as an analyst after his unsigned free agency previous year, it seems that chinstrap-or-not, he might be sticking with football for a good minute longer. In January 2012, a playoff victory over Pittsburgh was one of the 16 games he started during two seasons with the Denver Broncos. But the Eagles had some number crunching to do and Tebow ultimately just was not a part of the picture.