Tim Tebow could be headed back to the NFL.
The former Denver Broncos quarterback has been out of the league for two seasons, but now may have a chance to return again with the Philadelphia Eagles giving him a look this week.
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
The development comes just as it appeared that Tebow’s path back to the NFL looked impossible. Despite staying in playing shape and even working with noted quarterback guru Tom House, Tebow was denied the chance to show off his stuff at the upcoming veteran combine.
But Tebow does have many people in his corner. House is high on Tim Tebow’s ability, saying the former Heisman Trophy winner has made great strides.
“He went from being a little inaccurate and didn’t throw a whole lot of spirals, to throwing very accurate and real good at spinning the ball,” House said.
It was believed that Tebow would show off his improvements at the NFL combine, be he was not included on the list of players invited. Though NFL officials didn’t address Tebow by name, they said there were many more applicants than slots and had to be selective about who could attend.
“Combines have long provided draft eligible players with the forum needed to showcase their skills to NFL teams,” says NFL Director of Football Development and former center Matt Birk. “The NFL Veteran Combine will give veteran free agents a similar opportunity to work out in front of club personnel in a streamlined process.”
Tim Tebow led the Denver Broncos to the playoffs in 2011 but played little after that. He had one disappointing season with the New York Jets, then was cut by the New England Patriots at the end of training camp the next season and hasn’t played in the NFL since.
“I will remain in relentless pursuit of continuing my lifelong dream of being an NFL quarterback,” Tebow wrote on Twitter after he was released by New England in 2013.
It is unclear how legitimate of a chance Tim Tebow would have on the Philadelphia Eagles. The team traded quarterback Nick Foles to the St. Louis Rams to acquire Sam Bradford, and also re-signed backup Mark Sanchez to a two-year deal worth $16 million.
If Tim Tebow does complete his NFL comeback and earns a roster spot in Philadelphia, he will have to leave his job with the SEC Network. It’s been reported that Tebow has an out in his contract if he returned to the NFL.
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