Is Tebow coming back to the National Football League?
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Philadelphia Eagles brought in former Heisman trophy winner Tim Tebow for a workout. Tebow, who has been working as a college football commentator for ESPN, hasn’t been on an NFL field since he was let go by the Patriots in August 2013.
Before his short time with the Patriots, Tebow was drafted in the first round of the 2010 draft by the Denver Broncos, who were looking for a franchise QB at the time. Tebow didn’t play much in his rookie season, only starting 3 games and throwing for 654 yards and five touchdowns.
In his second season, he was Kyle Orton’s backup but was made the starter after the team struggled to a 1-4 record. The team’s decision to make Tebow the starter paid off. Tebow threw for 1,729 yards, 12 touchdowns and six interceptions and added 660 yards and six scores on the ground and led the Broncos to an 8-8 record, which was enough to get them the division title and a playoff spot.
In playoffs, Tebow led the Broncos to a surprising victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the wild card round. He threw for a career high 316 yards. The game was won after he hit Demaryius Thomas for an 80-yard touchdown in the first play of OT. The Bronco’s run was stopped by the Patriots a week later, who blew them out 45-10.
The following season, the team decided to sign free agent Peyton Manning. This meant Tebow was out of the starting position. The Jets decided to trade for Tebow, but he was only used for the wildcat role. After a disappointing season, the team cut ties with the former Florida Gator.
The workout with the Eagles doesn’t guarantee anything, but it’s always a surprise to see that Tebow is still being considered for an NFL job.