Eagles coach Chip Kelly says the reason he cut Tim Tebow today is simple: Tebow isn’t good enough.
Kelly praised Tebow for working hard and getting better, but he said that ultimately Tebow is simply not a good passer to be the Eagles’ third-string quarterback.
“Tim’s really progressed but we didn’t feel like he was good enough to be the three right now,” Kelly said. “He just needs to get out there and get more reps.”
“We’re not done,” Kelly said. “Whether we add a quarterback to the practice squad or the active roster, we will have a third quarterback in here.”
Kelly said that he won’t know the identity of the third quarterback until he scours the waiver wire today.
“We’re going to add a third quarterback. If we add him to the active we won’t add a practice squad quarterback, if we add him to the practice squad we won’t add one to the roster. We won’t have four quarterbacks,” Kelly said.
The Eagles will end up with three quarterbacks, but Tebow will not be one of them.