Tim Tebow hasn't thrown a regular-season pass since 2012, but the former Broncos and Jets quarterback will get another -- and perhaps final -- chance to prove he belongs in the NFL.
Tebow is expected to sign with the Eagles Monday, according to a person familiar with the team's plans. The news was first reported by FoxSports.
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Tebow, 27, last got a shot to play in the NFL in the 2013 preseason, but the Patriots released him during the final roster cut. The former Heisman Trophy winner was a first-round pick of the Broncos in 2010. He led Denver to a playoff win over the Steelers in 2011 after replacing an ineffective Kyle Orton early in the regular season.
Broncos director of football operations John Elway traded Tebow to the Jets shortly after Denver signed Peyton Manning to a free-agent contract in 2012. Tebow was signed as a backup to Mark Sanchez, now with the Eagles after being re-signed to a two-year contract in March. As a Jet, Tebow did little more than warm the bench and come in for occasional Wildcat formation plays.
Sanchez backed up Nick Foles last year and is expected to back up Sam Bradford, who was acquired from the Rams for Foles. Tebow is expected to compete with Matt Barkley, a second-round pick in 2013.
Tebow worked out for the Eagles on March 16 but wasn't signed to a contract. Coach Chip Kelly expressed uncertainty at last month's NFL owners' meetings about whether the lefthander would join the Eagles.
Tebow has worked with noted quarterbacks coach Tom House, a former major-league pitcher who has tutored four-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady.
Tebow, who served as an ESPN college analyst last season, was on two national championship teams at Florida under coach Urban Meyer. He became the Gators' starter in 2007 and was the first sophomore to win the Heisman. He played two more seasons at Florida before being drafted.