The Philadelphia Eagles unpredictable offseason received the perfect exclamation point heading into the NFL Draft and the upcoming season.
The Eagles will reportedly sign the free agent quarterback to a one-year deal on Monday, making him one of four quarterbacks on the roster along with Sam Bradford, Mark Sanchez and Matt Barkley. Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer broke the news on Twitter.
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 hasn’t played in the NFL since 2012 with the Jets, when he backed up Sanchez in New York. He played with the New England Patriots in the preseason in 2013 but failed to make the team.
He worked as a college football analyst on ESPN last season.
Tebow was drafted in the first round by the Denver Broncos in 2010 out of Florida, where he was a legend. He won a playoff game for the Broncos in 2011, but he was traded to the Jets the following year.
In his career, Tebow is 173-361 for 2,422 yards, 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions.
Barkley may be the odd man out of the quarterback rotation, unless Tebow doesn’t show enough to make the team. Speculation is that Tebow could be used in extra point packages should the rule change in May.
One thing is clear though: Chip Kelly doesn’t shy away from the headlines. He just signed the biggest one.