Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles Release QB Tim Tebow

With the preseason over, it’s time for teams to start making tough decisions about their rosters ahead of the league’s 4 PM Saturday deadline. One of the results of those tough decisions was revealed earlier today, when the Philadelphia Eagles announced that they have released QB Tim Tebow. The Eagles first signed the former Heisman Trophy winner back in April. At that time, the addition of Tebow gave the Eagles five quarterbacks on their roster, including Sam Bradford and Mark Sanchez. With Bradford as the starter and Sanchez as the team’s No. 2 quarterback, many pundits were predicting that Tebow would be used as the No. 3 quarterback for the Eagles this season – especially considering that the Eagles recently traded QB Matt Barkley to the Arizona Cardinals. Unfortunately for Tebow, it now appears that Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has another quarterback in mind. “We’re not done,” said Kelly in a press conference on Saturday afternoon. “There could be a third quarterback. We’ll look and see what happens with the waiver wire, and whether we add a quarterback to the active roster or to the practice squad, but we’ll have a third quarterback in here.” Make sure you are there in person to see the Eagles play at Lincoln Financial Field this season with a discount Philadelphia Eagles SBL from PSL Source!

Tebow started his NFL career in Denver after being drafted by the Broncos in the 2010 NFL Draft. During his stint with the Denver Broncos in the 2010 and 2011 seasons, Tebow helped lead the team to an AFC West title win. Despite his stellar collegiate career and impressive stats during the 2011 season, the 6-foot-3, 236-pound Tebow has often struggled with accuracy and consistency in his passing game. And while coach Kelly noted that Tebow “has really progressed,” he also felt that he wasn’t good enough to be the Eagles third quarterback at this time. The Eagles recently wrapped up their preseason with a game against the New York Jets last Thursday, and will kick off their regular season on September 14, when they face the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome. Week 2 will see the Eagles return to Lincoln Financial Field, where they will take on the Dallas Cowboys on September 20. Secure your Philadelphia Eagles season ticket rights and Eagles parking pass today with an Eagles SBL!