Tim Tebow, the Heisman Trophy-winning star college quarterback who has struggled to be accepted as a professional NFL quarterback, has been cut by the Philadelphia Eagles. The latest cut came as a surprise to many.
Writes columnist Matt Fitzgerald in the Bleacher Report, when the Eagles sent their third-string quarterback, “Matt Barkley to the Arizona Cardinals in a trade for a seventh-round draft pick Friday…it seemed as though Tebow would make the team. He certainly made a strong case for himself in the Eagles’ preseason finale by outplaying Barkley significantly….”
The column continues, “Tebow’s chances of making the team appeared slim when Philly initially signed him, but his release comes as a surprise after the Barkley deal.
“Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com was one of many who penciled Tebow on Philadelphia’s roster since he possesses the type of versatility and athleticism [Eagles] head coach Chip Kelly covets…”
Notes Fitzgerald, “Off of this brief stint in Philly, [Tebow] may still have a chance to catch on elsewhere. Signing him could lead to distractions in terms of media coverage, but he seemed to make strides as a quarterback in recent months.
“Tebow does have one playoff win to his name, preceded by a magical run during the 2011 season with the Broncos, when he sparked a stagnant team to the AFC West title, albeit with an 8-8 overall record.”
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