Ladies and gentlemen, the long, laborious journey of Tim Tebow becoming an NFL quarterback will make its latest stop on Monday when he will reportedly sign a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles.
What does this move mean?
Well, in the short-term, maybe nothing at all.
Philadelphia’s projected starting quarterback as of Sunday night, April 19 is Sam Bradford. If he stays in place, he’ll still need a little while to recover from the torn ACL injury he suffered last summer.
Thus, having four quarterbacks on the roster at the moment theoretically makes sense. Someone has to take reps.
The Eagles originally worked out Tebow last month, which raised quite a few eyebrows in Philadelphia. Meanwhile, Tom House, Tebow’s passing coach, believes in his pupil’s improvement since we last saw him during the 2013 preseason with the New England Patriots.
To some degree, they believe he has it in him to contribute. So for them, it’s no harm no foul.
Even if the Eagles are still scheming to get Marcus Mariota in May’s draft, Tebow’s arrival says little more than they are going to see what he has in the tank.
It should be quarterback or bust for Tebow (not tight end, special teams gunner, or fullback), which presumably is what he is aiming for.
Unfortunately for Eagles fans, his presence could prove to be a distraction as it did during his days as a Jet.
Once again, Eagles head coach Chip Kelly leaves us scratching our heads…