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Tim Tebow Could Have A Legitimate Role With The Eagles

Find out why Chip Kelly bringing in Tim Tebow is a good move for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Charlie Bernstein

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In an offseason of very questionable moves the Philadelphia Eagles made yet another one by signing free agent quarterback Tim Tebow to a new contract, according to Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer.

The world of sports’ biggest distraction will now join an Eagles quarterback group that includes fellow 2010 first-round pick Sam Bradford, Mark Sanchez, Matt Barkley and G.J. Kinne.

Why has former first-round pick Tim Tebow not worked out in his previous stops in Denver, New York and New England?  

The easy answer is he can’t throw the football.

Before the Tebow-believers begin berating with his college statistics and accomplishments, please keep in mind that he played with several first round picks which made him look significantly better than he is.

He still can’t throw the football.

A problem that’s nearly as big is that he can’t read a defense.

Before we begin to quote his academic accomplishments please look at the tape and try to find more than three or four plays in his NFL career where he was able to go through his progressions.

We’re waiting…..

Tim Tebow is a pretty good athlete by NFL standards.  So good that he’s been asked to switch positions numerous times and refused.  That was the main reason why he was working for ESPN instead of one of the 32 NFL franchises.

Will this stop be different? 

It’s insane to think that even a coach as innovative as Chip Kelly can make chicken salad out of chicken…you know what.

Good coaches put their players in the greatest possible positions to succeed and Kelly can do that….by not having Tebow throw the football.  If the NFL moves the line of scrimmage for a two-point conversion closer to the goal line, which seems extremely likely, Tim Tebow could have a role running the football behind one of the guards and bulling his way to two yards.

If they don’t or he can’t then the Eagles risked nothing while likely selling thousands of jerseys in the process.

Do the Philadelphia Eagles need more publicity to sell more tickets and merchandise?

Absolutely not, but this move isn’t about stealing any headlines as it was for the Jets a few years back.  It’s about trying to take advantage of a perspective rule change.

Being ahead of the curve is what geniuses and innovators do.

This could be another example of Chip Kelly doing just that.

Charlie Bernstein is the managing football editor for Football Insiders and has covered the NFL for over a decade.  Charlie has hosted drive time radio for NBC and ESPN affiliates in different markets around the country, along with being an NFL correspondent for ESPN Radio and WFAN.  He has been featured on the NFL Network as well as Sirius/XM NFL Radio and has been published on Fox Sports, Sports Illustrated, ESPN as well as numerous other publications.

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