by Scott Aberdeen | Top Right Sports
Let the “comeback” begin.
Tim Tebow plans to sign a one-year deal Monday with the Eagles, a league source told ESPN Sunday evening.
The fan-favorite QB is scheduled to arrive in Philadelphia in time to be in attendance for the start of the Eagles’ offseason program Monday.
Philadelphia has finalized an agreement with the 27-year-old Tebow, the framework of which was put into place when he worked out for the team last month.
Before signing Tebow, the Eagles first wanted to try to trade backup quarterback Matt Barkley. But when the team could not get enough in return, it decided to bring in Tebow anyway so that he could be present for the team’s entire off-season program.
Tebow now will join a crowded Eagles’ quarterback roster that includes Sam Bradford, Mark Sanchez and Barkley, giving Philadelphia an astonishing three former first-round picks at the quarterback position in addition to another decorated college player. And it also will reunite Tebow and Sanchez, who were teammates with the New York Jets.
Tebow is a devout Christian with millions of fans who admire his values and clean lifestyle — a major contrast to many athletes embroiled in scandal over the past decade.
Football’s most interesting team this offseason, the Eagles, just got even more interesting — if that were possible.
Tebow now will attempt to jumpstart an NFL career that has been on hold since he played his last NFL game in 2012. Since then, Tebow continued to train for two full seasons with the noted throwing coach, Tom House, who also has worked with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
Tebow, who has been working for ESPN and as an analyst for the SEC Network, last played in an NFL regular-season game when he was with the Jets after playing two seasons with the Denver Broncos.
“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.
Now the pursuit continues in Philadelphia.