Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Tim Tebow works out for the Philadelphia Eagles

Chip Kelly's wild offseason continues as the Philadelphia Eagles coach brought in quarterback Tim Tebow for a workout, a person familiar with the tryout told USA TODAY Sports.
That person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the team has not confirmed the workout.
Tebow, a former player for the Denver Broncos and New York Jets hasn't played in the NFL since 2012 but has fixed his inaccuracy, according to Tebow's quarterback coach, Tom House.
From last week's stunning trade of former Eagles quarterback Nick Foles and two draft picks in exchange for St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford to Monday's workout of Tebow, Kelly has been the NFL's most interesting personnel man.
Tebow, 27, an analyst for ESPN's SEC Network was last on a regular-season roster with the 2012 Jets when the starting quarterback was current Eagles backup Mark Sanchez.
Tebow, who led the 2011 Broncos to the playoffs, had been working in Southern California with Tom Brady's personal quarterback guru, House since he was released by the New England Patriots during August 2013.
"If anybody's going to have an open mind, it'll be someone like Chip Kelly," House told USA TODAY Sports. "Stranger things have happened.
"Tim has been busting his butt on a regular basis for the last couple of years to stay ready for just this type of opportunity. He came directly from being released by the Patriots and has been working on a regular basis since then.
"Initially, Tim had trouble spinning the ball and he wasn't very accurate. That's fixed.
"He's very accurate now."
Maybe Kelly just wanted to see how accurate for himself.
House said Tebow was working in earnest for Monday's workout with House's quarterback training partner Adam DeDeaux in Florida.
"I do know this Adam DeDeaux was down at Tim's charity golf tournament last week in Florida,'' House said. "I don't know what happened in today's workout.
"But I know they worked together in preparation for today's workout."

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