Is this the end of the line for one of the most polarizing athletes in the world?
The Philadelphia Eagles have released controversial QB Tim Tebow after giving the former Heisman trophy winner his first shot at making an NFL roster since 2013.
ESPN NFL reporter Adam Schefter confirmed on Twitter that the Eagles had parted ways with the former Florida Gators legend.
Eagles released QB Tim Tebow, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 5, 2015
Tebow was competing for the 3rd QB position on the Eagles with Matt Barkley behind starter Sam Bradford and No. 2 Mark Sanchez. On Friday the Eagles traded Barkley to the Arizona Cardinals, leading many to believe that Tebow had the No. 3 spot locked down.
Ultimately, the Eagles have decided to wait until after making their final cuts to decide on a 3rd QB.
Tim Tebow was the starting QB for the Florida Gators in college from 2006 to 2009, becoming the first Sophomore to win the prestigious Heisman Trophy and capturing two college football National Championships with the Gators before being drafted by the Denver Broncos in the first round of the 2010 NFL draft.
Tebow gained significant criticism for his style of play, proving completely inadequate at passing the ball but still managing to win games as the Denver Broncos’ starting QB in 2011. He led the team to an 8-8 record and an AFC West division title before being traded to the New York Jets in 2012.
Tebow never started for the Jets though, even after the team benched then starting QB Mark Sanchez in December. He was released and picked up by the Patriots after the season, but was cut at the end of the 2013 pre-season without playing.
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