The Philadelphia Eagles have signed quarterback Tim Tebow to a 1-year contract.
Originally a first-round draft choice (25th overall) of the Denver Broncos in 2010, the 6-3, 236-pound Tebow has appeared in 35 games with 16 starts since entering the league. He most recently was a member of the New England Patriots during the 2013 preseason.
In 2011, Tebow tied for second among NFL quarterbacks with six game-winning drives and helped guide the Broncos to an AFC West title and the team's first playoff berth since 2005. Tebow started the team's final 11 games, totaling 1,730 passing yards and 12 touchdowns through the air, adding 660 rushing yards and six scores. Following the 2011 season, Tebow was acquired by the New York Jets via trade and saw action in 11 games with two starts, completing 6 of 8 passes for 39 yards.
The Eagles signed former first-round pick quarterback Tim Tebow to a one-year contract on Monday ...
The 27-year-old Tebow started three games for the Broncos as a rookie in 2010, throwing for 654 yards and five touchdowns, while also rushing for 227 yards and six touchdowns on 43 carries (5.3 yards per carry average). His 82.1 quarterback rating was the highest of the eight rookie quarterbacks who started a game in 2010. Additionally, he became just the second rookie quarterback in NFL history to record four games with both a passing and rushing score (Fran Tarkenton in 1961).
The first sophomore to ever win the Heisman Trophy, Tebow was a collegiate standout at the University of Florida, setting Southeastern Conference records in total offense (12,232), rushing touchdowns (57) and total touchdowns (145). A three-time first-team All-SEC honoree, Tebow was a three-time finalist for the Heisman and was a two-time National Champion, helping the Gators win BCS National Championships in both 2006 and 2008. He became just the second player in college football history to win the Maxwell Award, given to the nation's best player, in consecutive seasons, joining former Notre Dame halfback Johnny Lattner (1952-53).
A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Tebow is a noted philanthropist, serving as the chairman for the Tim Tebow Foundation since its inception in 2010. Additionally, Tebow joined ESPN as an analyst for the SEC Network in 2014, where he primarily worked on SEC Nation, a traveling football pre-game show that originates from a different SEC campus each week.