Tebow-mania could have one last shot at the NFL now that the Philadelphia Eagles are giving the “Chosen One” a chance to prove himself.
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The Philadelphia Eagles are giving former Denver Broncos, New York Jets and New England Patriots QB Tim Tebow a workout today.
ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter first reported the move, which if the Eagles signed Tebow, would be his first NFL contract since the 2013 offseason when he briefly signed with the Patriots before being released just prior to the start of the season.
Well, how about this: Former Broncos and Patriots QB Tim Tebow is working out today for the Philadelphia Eagles, a source confirmed.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2015
Tebow, who won two BCS National Championships and the 2007 Heisman Trophy at Florida, was drafted in the first round by the Denver Broncos in 2010, and led the Broncos to the playoffs in 2011, giving birth to the term Tebow-mania (despite his absolutely terrible football play).
Tebow was traded to the Jets before the 2012 NFL season but was never given an NFL start by the team despite benching starting QB Mark Sanchez late in the season. If he were to be signed by the Eagles, Tebow would reunite with Sanchez and would likely compete with him for the backup job behind projected starter Sam Bradford.
A lightning rod for attention because of his legendary college play and his Christian faith, Tebow has served as a college football analyst for ESPN since 2013. Last week Tebow was invited to attend the first ever NFL Veteran Combine for NFL veterans that are currently out of the league.