Bringing in Tim Tebow not a Bad Thing for Eagles
In the report, Glazer says the Eagles are looking to bring a fourth quarterback in for the upcoming offseason workouts. He says the team is convinced that Tebow has improved significantly and mentions that this could be the best chance for Tebow to get back into the league.
Tebow, 27, has not played in the NFL since 2012, but did spend the 2013 preseason with the Patriots, completing 11-of-30 passes for 145 yards (4.8 YPA), two touchdowns, and two interceptions. He also rushed 16 times for 91 yards while with New England.
One thing about Tebow is certain he is a lighting rod for discussion.
But as ESPN.com NFL insider KC Joyner explined on the Sports Bash, some of the critisim for Tebow just isn't fair. Joyner uses a metric called BDR or "Bad decision Rate", which is used to measure how often the quarterback makes a mental error, usually leading to a turnover or a pass that should have been picked off.
"While Tebow might not be the best at reading defenses," Joyner admits. "But he won't make mistakes, he's not going to force passes into coverage, he'll throw it away, he'll run. So he is already doing two of the things Chip Kelly looks for in his offense, he likes his ability to run and he's not going to turn the football over."
I have no problem with the move, any team should be thrilled to have a guy who was 8-6 as a starter, and also won a playoff game, as their third quarterback. While Tebow is not your classic drop back NFL passer, he certainly has shown he can win games in the NFL if he is in the right situation. His 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions, add in his 12 career rushing touchdowns and he has accounted for 29 touchdowns in this NFL career.
(Listen to ESPN.com NFL Insider KC Joyner discuss why tim Tebow is a good fit for the Eagles offense)
The answer seems simple to me.
Tebow is the guy - and now he has a chance to prove he belongs.