Tim Tebow is back in the league. Well, he will officially be back in the league on Monday when the Philadelphia Eagles bring him into town and sign the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner. Tebow last played in the NFL in 2012 with the New York Jets. He also had a brief stint with the New England Patriots in the 2013 preseason.
Scoopage: The Eagles are plannng to bring in Tim Tebow and sign him tomorrow as they begin their offseason program FOX SPORTS has learned— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) April 19, 2015
Tebow was drafted in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos. In two seasons with the Broncos, he appeared in 23 games, with 14 starts, earning an 8-6 record. He led Denver to the playoffs in 2011, going 1-1 in the post season. He was traded to the Jets after the 2011 season when Denver signed Peyton Manning.
With the Jets, Tebow was used in limited packages. He has a career stat total of 173 completions for 2,422 yards with 17 touchdowns and 9 interceptions.
Tebow joins the Eagles after having worked out for them back in March. The word at the time was the team would sign him if they were able to trade backup quarterback Matt Barkley. No trade has happened, but it appears the Eagles are going to go ahead and add Tebow to their roster. Tebow joins Barkley, Sam Bradford, and Mark Sanchez in the Eagles' quarterbacks room - giving the team three first round picks (Sanchez, fifth overall to the Jets in 2009; Bradford, 1st overall to St. Louis Rams in 2010; Tebow, 25th overall to the Broncos in 2010) and Barkley, who would have been a first-round pick if he had not decided to stay in school for this senior season.
It also reunites Tebow with Sanchez, who was the starting quarterback for the Jets in 2012 when Tebow arrived.
Tebow has struggled with his delivery and accuracy in the NFL during his brief career. Reports have indicated he has worked with Tom Brady's personal quarterbacks coach to shorten his delivery and get his mechanics closer to an NFL quarterback standard. He worked for ESPN and the SEC Network in 2013 and 2014, and will now attempt to prove he has developed into a passer capable of running an NFL offense.