Eagles add a quarterback, no one adds Tebow

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On Saturday, the Eagles released quarterback Tim Tebow, a day after trading Matt Barkley. Coach Chip Kelly said he’d add another quarterback. And Kelly already did.

Former Jaguars signal-caller Stephen Morris arrives via waivers, giving the team Sam Bradford, Mark Sanchez, and Morris on the three-man depth chart.

Morris, undrafted in 2014, initially went to the Jaguars in large part due to the presence of offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch, who coached Morris at Miami and ran his Pro Day workout. With Fisch now gone, it’s a little surprising Morris lasted as long as he did.

Tebow was drafted more than five years ago, but he doesn’t have four years of service. So he was subject to waivers. And he wasn’t claimed.

Which makes sense. Tebow spent two full seasons out of the NFL before Kelly rolled the dice on the former Broncos starter with a spot on the 90-man roster. If Tebow can’t make it to the 53-man roster in Philly, he likely can’t make it to the 53-man roster anywhere.

86 responses to “Eagles add a quarterback, no one adds Tebow

  1. Tebow is not a good pro QB. Period. WHY do some keep trying to make him a “thing”? He’s not even, by far, the only vocal Christian in the NFL.

    This one utterly befuddles me.

  2. I mean no disrespect when I say/write this. But Tebow is going to have to accept that he is not an NFL QB and will never be one going forward.

  3. I wonder if Stephen Morris will have 27 stories written about him every day, like Tebow had.

  4. If Tebow can’t make it to the 53-man roster in Philly, he likely can’t make it to the 53-man roster anywhere.
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    Seriously? So if Tebow can’t make it under Kelly’s tutelage, then he can’t make it anywhere?

    I’m a Tebow fan but I realize he’s had more than his share of teams trying him out, but what is with NFL writers and Chip Kelly? Can we at least wait until he’s won at least one playoff game before we anoint him as the savior of all things football?

  5. Interesting. Liked the kid at Miami, although he was wholly inconsistent. Haven’t seen anything from him in the league. Has talent. Doesn’t hurt to see what he’s got. Besides, he’s a 3rd QB. If we get to him, then the season is burned to ish anyway.

  6. There are 32 teams in the NFL. Let’s just say for the sake of argument each carries 3 QBs. That’s 96 QBs in the league.

    Can we all honestly say that there are 96 QBs in the league who are better – or more accurately, can contribute more to the football team – than Tebow is or can?

    Just take Barkley as an example. All 32 GMs have a need for a third QB and are given the option of choosing between only Barkley or Tebow. Would all 32 really choose Barkley?

    And he’s just one example when guys like Josh Freeman, Luke McCown, Rex Grossman and Jimmy Clausen still either have jobs or are consistently given more opportunities than Tebow is.

    I just don’t get it.

  7. For those of you who don’t get it: Tim Tebow is not cut out to be a NFL QB and was carried by his teammates in the past. End of story. Let’s move on.

  8. You really shouldn’t compare Tebow to Grossman. Their passing stats at UF are remarkably similar and they won the same number of SEC Championships while starting there. In the NFL Grossman has been incomparably better by every measurable stat. And I expect Grossman to be back in the league after week 1 when Shanny doesn’t have to guarantee his salary. In Simple terms Grossman > Tebow, by a mile.

  9. That was Christian Ponder’s last chance! I thought he was a perfect fit for Chip’s offense with his scrambling ability.

  10. If Tebow channelled his passion and energy into broadcasting, he could become the next Kirk Herbstreit.

  11. ‘I just don’t get it.’

    At this point, I don’t think you Tebow lovers want to get it. Tebow is not QB material……….that appears to be the definitive consensus of 32 GMs. Tebow can now either try out for the CFL, change positions, or move to ESPN’s sports desk. EOS.

  12. Anyone who has ever seen Tebow throw, knows that he wouldn’t make it in the NFL> I have no idea why the Broncos chose him in the first round, and I’m a Josh McDaniels fan. His ball is low and the spiral is sloppy.

  13. emmitt22bates40 says:
    Sep 6, 2015 2:39 PM

    Good luck with this pickup. Guy couldn’t win in college and won’t win in the pros. Should’ve stuck with the proven winner that is Tebow.

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    If theh get down to a third string the season is over anyway. That goes for you’re Cowboys. Brandon Weeden?

    Maybe Dallas should sign him since he’s such a “proven winner”

  14. Tebow would be a great fullback, if he can block. Would really give a team a nice BF. But running a team as a QB? No way.

  15. @dallassux.
    I would take Tebow in a New York minute over Weeden. Weeden is useless.
    Tebow is the new Doug Flutie.
    Flutie is the greatest CFL player ever and was 37-28 as a starter in the NFL. Yet during his whole career, people always said Flutie couldn’t play. Tebow is this generation’s Flutie.

  16. What’s astounding is that besides the obvious fact that he will never be able to learn how to throw a football properly or read complex defensive schemes he is the perfect football player. He’s the first guy in the gym in the morning and the last guy to leave the film room in the evening. Plus the religious aspect is music to a coach’s ears, you never have to worry about him getting into serious trouble. He’s a fantastic , inspirational leader who sadly cannot play the game properly. I’ve been watching sports of 3 decades now and I’ve never seen something like this. What a shame for Timmy

  17. Sad that they would go with Matt Barkley over him…just brings new light to the fact that tebow isn’t an nfl quarterback. …he needs to change to either a tightend or fullback….

  18. gobolts says:
    Sep 6, 2015 2:19 PM

    If Tebow can’t make it to the 53-man roster in Philly, he likely can’t make it to the 53-man roster anywhere.
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    Seriously? So if Tebow can’t make it under Kelly’s tutelage, then he can’t make it anywhere?

    I’m a Tebow fan but I realize he’s had more than his share of teams trying him out, but what is with NFL writers and Chip Kelly? Can we at least wait until he’s won at least one playoff game before we anoint him as the savior of all things football?

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    You’re reading it out of context. His point is that no coach has given him a chance in two years until Kelly, and Chip really likes the guy as well. If he can’t make it with this coach now than it’s probably not going to happen for him.

  19. Barkley and Tebow are both better than Morris.
    Kelly just likes to make odd moves to maintain his “smarter than thou” persona.

  20. Simply put; you can’t coach or teach accuracy : I’ve run QB camps and it’s the one thing you fundamentally have or you don’t ; especially at the NFL level where ” throwing into tight windows” and thriving a receiver open aren’t cliches – it seperstes prospects from suspects – great guy who just isn’t a passer

  21. Can I honestly say there are 96 QBs who can contribute more to a teams chances of winning than Tebow?

    Yes. 32 NFL GMs and 32 NFL coaching staffs agree with me.

  22. With players like Flynn and Cassel and Freeman available at QB in the event of injury. Tebow has no shot at being an NFL QB.
    He has been released by HOF QB J. Elway, The QB needy Jets, B. Belecheat and finally C. Kelly. If the man were willing to play H-Back ( a Full-Back/TE hybrid position ) he just may have a place in the NFL. I could find about 1500 men willing to take that opportunity that were released yesterday. To make matters worse he has a career that he can fall back on, they don’t.

  23. to those of you who say ‘I’m a Tim Tebow fan…”
    if you are you should wish the best for him which is in the broadcast booth or elsewhere other than a football field.
    the dude just CANNOT throw. Get over it! I admire him as a human being but he in in No Fashion a Quarterback on that level.

  24. I don’t get the comments about Tebow “never” being an NFL qb, and that he can’t throw the ball . . . last time I checked, Tebow has a winning NFL record AS A STARTER. I can understand that a qb may be carried through in a game or two by the rest of the team, but come on, you don’t play 16 games as a starter, come out with a winning record, by being “carried” by the team. In the 2011 season, when Tebow came in at 1-4, it is clear that it was Tebow that led the team to a playoff game that season.

    Tebow has a very good TD/Int ratio of 17/9. This is against first string, NFL pass defenses–and back before he retooled his throwing motion. By all accounts (and as exhibited in the preseason), he has a much more efficient throwing motion now. Are people oblivious to this fact when they say he “is” not an NFL qb?

    Ability to throw? Didn’t anyone watch the last preseason game? both TD passes were where they needed to be. Was that 45 yard throw and catch a mirage?

    If Tebow doesn’t get picked up, would love to see him play in the CFL.

  25. Tully323; “I mean no disrespect when I say/write this. But Tebow is going to have to accept that he is not an NFL QB and will never be one going forward.”

    Why should anyone have to qualify an honest assessment of Tebow’s lack of QB skills. By saying I mean no disrespect you’re saying he deserves more respect than the other approx. 700 players cut over the past 2 weekends. You will never see such qualifiers in any statement I make about Tebow. He’s a bad QB, should not get as many chances as he’s gotten, and is properly cut by the Eagles. I will no more offer qualifiers on any other player or Tebow. Unless you think God is going to smyte you for offering a critical, honest assessment of Tebow. It’s ridiculous so many people go out of there way to offer qualifiers when discussing Tebow. Do you offer qualifiers or soften your comments when discussing any other cut player, or player still playing in the league you have criticisms of. Hell no you don’t. Stop it with the qualifiers of support of Tebow the guy. He’s a grown damned man. If he can’t take the criticism he’s in the wrong business.

  26. kerzondax says:
    Sep 6, 2015 2:17 PM
    Tebow is not a good pro QB. Period. WHY do some keep trying to make him a “thing”? He’s not even, by far, the only vocal Christian in the NFL.

    This one utterly befuddles me.
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    Well said. But you already know why. He’s a devout Christian. Which is just fine, but it doesn’t make him NFL QB worthy. I like the guy. He’s honest, forthcoming, and stands up for what he believes. However, that doesn’t change the fact that he cannot play QB in this league. 32 PROFFESIONAL head coaches, GM’s and QB coaches agree. The only reason Tebow had the success with the Broncos he did, was because the defense and his kicker bailed him out every game, which is why he has a winning record as a starter. But when you play a team with a high octane offense such as the Patriots, you have to score enough points to keep up, and that’s just not possible with Tebow.

    What’s sad is, how many peoples judgement is clouded by their bias of their own beliefs, rather than being logical and practical. Try and analyze him as a QB, not as a person, not for his religion, not for anything other than his ability to compete at this level as a QB, and if you know football, you’ll come to the same conclusion.

    I love my wife, but she’ll never be a race car driver, and I’ll never be an artist. I understand that, and so does she.

  27. cheeks9441 says:
    Sep 6, 2015 2:18 PM

    I wonder if Stephen Morris will have 27 stories written about him every day, like Tebow had.

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    If he took the Heisman and two national championships in college and sucked in the pros, yes

  28. Okay, I get that one can have the opinion that Tebow wouldn’t make it in the NFL as a qb this season. But to say, based on what?, that he “is not” an NFL quality qb is the issue. Let’s do what the nay-sayers suggest. Let’s analyze his ability to compete at the NFL level. What do we have to go by? His performance in the pre-season, or something else? Let’s use preseason performance, where Tebow’s numbers exceeded a number of other qb’s that played. Do we look at what he has done in the NFL as a starter? (see post above about TD/Int ratio). All I am asking is for a logical explanation why, based on an OBJECTIVE review of Tebow’s performance this preseason, and a throwing motion that most professional observers say is vastly improved, he “is not an NFL calibre” qb. To say someone will “never” be an NFL qb without some logical basis for that opinion makes no sense (with all due respect). When the ball left Tebow’s hand on the TD throws against the Jets, and the long pass downfield, it didn’t know that there were 3rd string db’s covering the receivers. They were thrown with accuracy and touch–you can’t just make those throws unless you have some ability. I’m reserving judgment until Tebow actually plays in the NFL to form that kind of opinion–which, granted, may never happen, and which is why I said I hope he plays in the CFL.

  29. 9-7 career record in games he has started. Took a team to the playoffs the only season had extended time as a starter. Won a playoff game in his only opportunity as a starter.

    Go ahead, tell me all the backup QB’s that have a better bottom line when it comes to the most important stat of all…winning.

    After you have told me all the backups that do better than that, now walk me through the 3rd team QB’s that have done better.

    When you are done (after looking at this TD to interception ratio, his overall QB rating which is not terrible, and his 4th quarter quarterback rating that is better than every Eagles QB still left on the roster), then tell me his inability to get a job is fact based. It isn’t.

  30. I like how people say he can’t throw when he went 21 of 36 for 286 yards, two TDs and one interception this preseason in roughly 20 minutes of total playing time. And most of his completed passes were on the money (accurate with good spirals). I love Tebow and believe that he can actually throw a football, whether or not it’s as well as people want, but even I know that ultimately, one good game’s worth of playing against backups is not going to translate against Starters.

    Denard Robinson has accepted that he can’t be a QB and that’s probably the best decision he made for his career. But I understand that some people just don’t see themselves as anything else than they have their hearts set on. And honeslty, I cannot picture someone like Tebow playing Halfback, Fullback, Tight End (even though he started out that way as a teenager) or Receiver. He just “looks” like a QB to me in hte way he presents himself and I think that’s one of his problems as well.

    And to all the people saying he can play in the CFL… I’m pretty sure he was offered a contract when le left the NFL a couple years ago and he turned it down saying NFL or Bust. So that’s pretty much not going to happen.

    There’s a difference between QB’s that can throw and are just inaccurate, and QB’s who can’t throw as well as he needs to. Brett Favre holds the NFL Record for Most Interceptions Thrown, and dude’s a Legend.

  31. Howard Pell says:
    Sep 6, 2015 3:48 PM

    Ability to throw? Didn’t anyone watch the last preseason game? both TD passes were where they needed to be. Was that 45 yard throw and catch a mirage?

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    It’s no mirage. He has always thrown a pretty good long ball. Probably because the receiver has more time to run into it if it is off the mark a bit. Regardless, Tim isn’t able to go through the progressions and make the short passes accurately. So if the long receiver isn’t open right away, he’s pooched.
    Second: he was among the first group of QBs to bring the read-option to the league. It caught most opponents off guard the first year or two. Towards the end of the year some teams were figuring out how to defend it – the Patriots, for example, smoked ’em twice. After the read-option was defended, QB’s like Tebow that had few additional QB skills started to slide (see also RG3).

  32. @cheeks — as the saying goes, one is entitled to use the facts, but not to create your own. Tebow “sucked” in the pros? When brought in with a 1-4 start, Tebow ended up leading the Broncos into the playoffs. He has a winning record in the NFL. He had a very good TD/Inter ratio of 17/9. If having a winning record as starter in the pros, and being the qb in a playoff win, and throwing for over 300 yards in the game, is your definition of have “sucked” in the pros, then I guess you are correct.

  33. rcaldw8

    that one year with the broncos where he won some games was because of their defense and a terrible division at the time.

    they won that playoff game because Ike Taylor blew his coverage and there was no safety help…because nobody thought they would let Tebow throw the ball in OT in a playoff game.

  34. I like that some people are acting like the eagles cut Joe Montana and brought in a nobody. We cut a nobody and brought in a nobody. Its a typical transaction done before the regular season. Funny how no other team picked up Tebow though. Very odd as well, considering how good some people believe him to be.

  35. thewiseowloftruth says:
    Sep 6, 2015 2:31 PM

    There are 32 teams in the NFL. Let’s just say for the sake of argument each carries 3 QBs. That’s 96 QBs in the league.

    Can we all honestly say that there are 96 QBs in the league who are better – or more accurately, can contribute more to the football team – than Tebow is or can?

    Just take Barkley as an example. All 32 GMs have a need for a third QB and are given the option of choosing between only Barkley or Tebow. Would all 32 really choose Barkley?

    And he’s just one example when guys like Josh Freeman, Luke McCown, Rex Grossman and Jimmy Clausen still either have jobs or are consistently given more opportunities than Tebow is.

    I just don’t get it.
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    No, you don’t get it at all.

    I like Tebow. From all accounts he is everything a coach could want in a player. but he isn’t good enough to be a NFL QB, and that is all he wants to consider playing. If he changed positions, he would be on a roster already, but he won’t do that.

    Chip Kelly was the one guy that might find a way to use Tebow’s talents effectively. And Tebow put in a ton of work to improve his skills before getting the opportunity. Even Kelly told Tebow to try Canada for a while. Some of the best names on football have cut the guy, so it is reasonable to think that he isn’t going to make it as an NFL QB.

  36. Look, with all due respect, you just illustrate how people twist facts with Tebow. That was a 1-4 team the very same year he took it over. Why weren’t they 4-1 with that defense? Or 3-2?, Or 2-3?

    And you act as if Tebow threw 1 pass in the game against Pittsburgh and just caught them off guard because they didn’t think he could throw.

    Tell me, how many yards did he throw for in that game?

    He threw for 316 yards, 2 TD passes and ran for another.

    Sorry, it just doesn’t work.

  37. dudeicle says:
    Sep 6, 2015 4:46 PM
    Howard Pell says:
    Sep 6, 2015 3:48 PM

    Ability to throw? Didn’t anyone watch the last preseason game? both TD passes were where they needed to be. Was that 45 yard throw and catch a mirage?

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    It’s no mirage. He has always thrown a pretty good long ball. Probably because the receiver has more time to run into it if it is off the mark a bit. Regardless, Tim isn’t able to go through the progressions and make the short passes accurately. So if the long receiver isn’t open right away, he’s pooched.
    Second: he was among the first group of QBs to bring the read-option to the league. It caught most opponents off guard the first year or two. Towards the end of the year some teams were figuring out how to defend it – the Patriots, for example, smoked ’em twice. After the read-option was defended, QB’s like Tebow that had few additional QB skills started to slide (see also RG3).

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    @dudeicicle — Good points and totally reasonable basis for opinion. Agree about RG3. I am just suggesting that Tebow worked incredibly hard to work on the points you suggested he was weak on over the last two years. He actually went through progressions against the Jets, and clearly is delivering the ball more accurately than he did over two years ago. I agree with some commentators that he is a little slower, but I also think he improved as a pocket passer. It’s a shame that we probably won’t get a chance to see whether he can IN FACT progress with more reps in a system like Kelly’s.

  38. I watched the game and all of Tebow’s snaps and came away shocked that Kelly did not keep him (based on that game).

    Most of the problems people criticized Tebow for seemed alleviated or gone. He worked the pocket (actually reminded me of Young taking off from the pocket on 1 play) very well. His accuracy was greatly enhanced. His time to deliver was in line with most NFL QB’s.

    He threw two great balls that should have been caught and were drops. He threw for two TD passes, and was able to drive the team repeatedly. Probably would have led the team to a 3rd TD on his 1st series if they had called him to run the ball. One of the TD’s was not a pretty pass – but what one expects in a QB – be a playmaker and get the TD.

    He was not perfect. Two passes were well off – one an early throw to the flat and his INT – which was on target, but Tebow failed to see a closing defender in front of the WR. (both mistakes in line with most NFL QB’s.)

    All in all – it was an excellent performance by a #2 in a preseason game – let alone a #3.

    Kelly made the comment that Tebow needs more Reps at QB (I would agree), but isn’t that what the #3 QB would be getting in practice via the scout team?

    As opposed to picking up an unknown QB that does not know the system for your number three – why would Kelly not keep a QB with that performance, that knows the system and has a history of coming off the bench to lead a team to victory?

    Tebow has come a long way. Most impressive was his footwork in the pocket. Not sure what Kelly was looking for when he signed Tebow. Puzzling just puzzling.

  39. floriosucksass says:
    Sep 6, 2015 4:14 PM
    kerzondax says:
    Sep 6, 2015 2:17 PM
    Tebow is not a good pro QB. Period. WHY do some keep trying to make him a “thing”? He’s not even, by far, the only vocal Christian in the NFL.

    This one utterly befuddles me.
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    Well said. But you already know why. He’s a devout Christian. Which is just fine, but it doesn’t make him NFL QB worthy. I like the guy. He’s honest, forthcoming, and stands up for what he believes. However, that doesn’t change the fact that he cannot play QB in this league. 32 PROFFESIONAL head coaches, GM’s and QB coaches agree. The only reason Tebow had the success with the Broncos he did, was because the defense and his kicker bailed him out every game, which is why he has a winning record as a starter. But when you play a team with a high octane offense such as the Patriots, you have to score enough points to keep up, and that’s just not possible with Tebow.

    What’s sad is, how many peoples judgement is clouded by their bias of their own beliefs, rather than being logical and practical. Try and analyze him as a QB, not as a person, not for his religion, not for anything other than his ability to compete at this level as a QB, and if you know football, you’ll come to the same conclusion.

    I love my wife, but she’ll never be a race car driver, and I’ll never be an artist. I understand that, and so does she.

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    Well, Tebow ALREADY HAS been an NFL QB… no, not a very good one, but he’s already achieved this.

    How many races has your wife driven?

    How many songs have you recorded?

    Yeah, I get Tebow won’t be an NFL QB going forward, but he’s already laced them up and played on that stage…

    Getting there is an achievement in any pro sport as it’s incredibly difficult just to make a team/league.

  40. I don’t know if some of you are clued in on this yet or not, but no one criticizes the guy’s arm strength. That isn’t his problem. He can make all the throws from that point of view. What has been criticized are:

    1. His reading of defenses
    2. What used to be an elongated delivery
    3. What used to be poor foot work

    This is why Kelly made the comment that he needs reps and competition. He has straightened out many of the throwing problems.

  41. Quarterbacks like Tebow and Ponder will have to wait until after week 1 before getting picked up. That way their salary isn’t completely guaranteed.

  42. just got a camp arm….stay tuned

    would have kept church boy….at least until ponder or someone real came available. seems chip let him go to give him a chance to test the waters….no bites

  43. I thought Tebow outpayed Barkley in the preseason games, but none of us saw his performance day in and day out in practice or knows how the coaches evaluated him. Actually we do – they cut him, which indicates he wasn’t good enough.

    Also telling: They were able to find a trade partner for Barkley; they got nothing for Tebow.

  44. Kelly cut his highest scoring player.
    Tebow outscored Bradford 34 scores to 19 scores in their first 16 games of playing time. He threw 5.3 yards farther on every pass and scored twice as often per completion. Throwing short passes gives you a great completion percentage, but throwing long passes scores more often with fewer interceptions as clearly illustrated below.
    Tebow threw 19 TDs in 374 attempts with 47.3% 9 ints averaging a TD every 19.6
    attempts 15.3 yards per completion scoring every 9.3 completions
    Bradford threw 18 TDs in 590 attempts with 60% 15 ints averaging a TD every 32.77
    attempts 9.92 yards per completion scoring every 19.66 completions.
    Tebow scored more TDs in 216 fewer pass attempts with fewer interceptions because
    he throws the ball 35% farther and scored 115% more often per completion. What was
    Tebow doing with the extra 216 plays? He ran for 15 scores and 937 yards in 175 carries. DeMarco Murray led the league in 2014 with 13 rushing scores in 392 carries. Tebow scored more times than the best running back in the NFL with less than half the carries. Now Philly has both of them. Tebow scored more than both of them combined with 433 fewer plays. Tebow was twice as good as Bradford at scoring with the pass before he went to train with Tom House.
    You will see Bradford throw a lot of short stuff, the defenses will stuff the run and let Bradford throw between the 20’s all day and the Eagles will lose a lot of games. IF he gets hurt, Sanchez will come in and get his usual 26 turnovers a season and the Eagles will lose more games. After that, Kelly has no where to turn. It’s over.
    in the Jets game, you just saw Tebow play with the 2nd and 3rd string for the first time and throw over 17 yards per completion and 11 yards per attempt with a 64.7%
    completion percentage and score twice in 17 attempts. He was moving the ball down
    the field in large gains passing. Kelly is willing to throw this away.
    When Bradford and Sanchez were with the 1st string, the running game was moving the
    ball after they threw a lot of lateral passes to the running backs. Defenses will
    stop those plays in real games or jump them for a pick 6.
    Kelly cut the highest scoring player on the team for an unknown inexperienced QB which is why he isn’t good enough to coach the Eagles.

  45. bobleblah says:
    Sep 6, 2015 5:52 PM
    Why waste a roster spot on Tebow?
    HE will be available if Bradford and Sanchez go down.
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    Thinking about this post – it actually may make sense. Originally thought that Kelly opted for Morris over Tebow as the number 3. However there is more to those two transactions.

    Morris is eligible for the practice squad and Tebow is not. If Morris is not on the 53 through the season – then the above statement does make sense.

    Now we wait to see how long Bradford lasts.

  46. sportsfan18 says:
    Sep 6, 2015 5:40 PM
    floriosucksass says:
    Sep 6, 2015 4:14 PM
    kerzondax says:
    Sep 6, 2015 2:17 PM
    Tebow is not a good pro QB. Period. WHY do some keep trying to make him a “thing”? He’s not even, by far, the only vocal Christian in the NFL.

    This one utterly befuddles me.
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    Well said. But you already know why. He’s a devout Christian. Which is just fine, but it doesn’t make him NFL QB worthy. I like the guy. He’s honest, forthcoming, and stands up for what he believes. However, that doesn’t change the fact that he cannot play QB in this league. 32 PROFFESIONAL head coaches, GM’s and QB coaches agree. The only reason Tebow had the success with the Broncos he did, was because the defense and his kicker bailed him out every game, which is why he has a winning record as a starter. But when you play a team with a high octane offense such as the Patriots, you have to score enough points to keep up, and that’s just not possible with Tebow.

    What’s sad is, how many peoples judgement is clouded by their bias of their own beliefs, rather than being logical and practical. Try and analyze him as a QB, not as a person, not for his religion, not for anything other than his ability to compete at this level as a QB, and if you know football, you’ll come to the same conclusion.

    I love my wife, but she’ll never be a race car driver, and I’ll never be an artist. I understand that, and so does she.

    9 0
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    Well, Tebow ALREADY HAS been an NFL QB… no, not a very good one, but he’s already achieved this.

    How many races has your wife driven?

    How many songs have you recorded?

    Yeah, I get Tebow won’t be an NFL QB going forward, but he’s already laced them up and played on that stage…

    Getting there is an achievement in any pro sport as it’s incredibly difficult just to make a team/league.
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    I guess you missed the point of my entire post. The point was he’s been touted as being an NFL capable QB and he isn’t, despite what people want to believe with there biased based on whether they like the guy or believe in what he stands for. I don’t care what Tebow has done in his career, or what measure of success he has had or hasn’t. I don’t race cars or draw for a living, but I have been very financially successful, and more importantly successful as a person in life by my standards, which is all that matters to me. My life doesn’t revolve around the success or lack thereof, of another person, although some of you fanatics sure seem to be that way.

    Thanks so much for pointing out what a great achievement Tebow has had at making it to the NFL. Too bad he won’t be doing it anymore and will go down in history as an NFL bust, bad QB and controversial character. But go on, keep “Tebowing”! SMH

  47. Chip isn’t about maybe…no time for it.
    I think Timmy will just fine in his future endeavors.
    No one with an intelectual knowledge of the sport will argue he has no place in the league.

  48. kj777 says:
    Sep 6, 2015 3:25 PM

    Being totally objective here, I thought Tebow out played Barkley in the pre-season.

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    You clearly only watched the 4th preseason game then. There is no question that Barkley was better and more consistent. Tebow was bad in practice too. If you want to call me out, I will supply the stats. Anyone who thinks Tebow outplayed Barkley for overall in this preseason one way or the other doesn’t know what they are talking about….
    and no one in Philadelphia is complaining that Barkley was cut either

  49. I watched most of every preseason game on the NFL network and did not see 1 QB that wasn’t better than Tebow all 100 or so we’re better than Tim. I think you should listen to God he has sent you 4 boats (NFL Coaches ) to keep you from drowning.

  50. Tebow to the CFL that’s rich….you do realize they throw MORE in that league than the NFL..Tebow fanatics perhaps the most annoying fanbase & that includes the stinking Chowds in Boston and bandwagon jumpers in Dallas……

  51. Tebow should have been working on his throwing much earlier then he did with Tom House. He definitely improved but needs more time to learn how to diagnose defenses properly. Teams weren’t even game planing and he had trouble when his first read isn’t there. He COULD develop into a decent QB but who is going to sign a 28 year old developmental QB? I fear it’s too little too late with Tebow.

    I don’t know who Stephen Morris is…

  52. Tebow outplays Morris anyday. He probably even competes in stats and performance with butt-fumbler.

    He fills seats and brings in merchandise revenue. He’s good for the NFL as a brand just sitting the bench. You can’t blame people for wondering why exactly he isn’t on a team. It does boggle the mind.

    I know all you bandwagon haters and couch-potato analysts think you sound like you know what you are talking about, but your bias or parroting (or both) is evident with every word. I’m glad so many people are in your faces and contradicting your pseudo football intellectualism about Tebow’s ability to play. It gives me hope that so many people recognize what’s real in the face of such bias.

    The kid proved he can play. I for one will be ignoring the NFL. They’ve lost my respect as an organization anyway. This just adds to it.

  53. Kelly is a fat OINK. He should practice what he preached to his players. What a hypocrite! The Eagles deserve a 0-16 season for having a hypocrite as their HC.

  54. Id be surprised if:

    Tebow made an NFL roster. I’m a fan of him as a person, but there are other QBs out of work that have more talent. That being said, this third roster spot for the Eagles is a waste. The organization was at least making money on 11 Jersey sales. I get the distraction of Tebow, but don’t get Morris over Tebow or Barkley – they’re all 3rd string…

    The Eagles finished above 8-8. Really I think they’ll go 5-11 or 6-10. In their division, they’re probably only better than Washington who I see them beating twice. A split with Dallas, a split with the Giants to 4 wins. A win over Tampa Bay and maybe a win over Atlanta. Miami still might suck but they added some good D. 50/50 there but I could see them losing to the Falcons or losing both to Dallas and/or the Giants.

    5-11 with 8-8 on a great day in my pre-season call.

  55. Of you Tebowites knew as much about football as you claim, you would be making millions coaching an NFL team!

  56. If Tebow would ever get shot he would…..haaaaa. What a buster! That guy needs to go away. When do you think he realizes that he’s a punchline?

  57. @exjock
    “Kelly made the comment that Tebow needs more Reps at QB (I would agree), but isn’t that what the #3 QB would be getting in practice via the scout team?”
    Probably because Tebow is not eligible for the Practice Squad (per NFL rules). As 3rd QB, unless Kelly puts him in a game, Tebow will not get the needed reps at QB to develop.

    It might be a blessing for him to be released so that he can continue working at the Arena level or CFL to get the ball out quicker. He needs reps, and he isn’t going to get them with the Eagles or any other team. Since there is no more European league, those are his only 2 “pro” levels to consider. Stick with House and continue to work on his motion and find a team to help with the release timing because he was getting better per the last preseason game.

    Per reports, in practice (7on7) he was patting the ball for 8 seconds while waiting for an open receiver. That’s probably unacceptable to an NFL coach. It’s working out of the pocket that he’s still not used to; something that he never had to do in college – it was one read and run, not stay in the pocket.

    As mentioned, see QBs like RGIII get flushed out as well. All college QBs now need to learn that you have to be a pocket guy in the NFL. Pee Wee, HS, and college programs running the spread or option are not helping to develop QBs for the NFL game.

  58. Tebow is certainly done at this point, but for Chip (or anyone) to even imply that Morris is a better QB is laughable. I wish Morris the best and hope he has a great NFL career – but he couldn’t beat out Chad Henne. Let that sobering fact sink in.

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