Is it Tebow time again?
Well, not just yet. But the former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, who played for the Jets in 2012 and hasn't been in a regular-season game ever since, at least got a tryout Monday.
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Eagles coach Chip Kelly brought in Tebow for a workout, but he wasn't ready to put him on the roster. According to a person familiar with the Eagles' situation, Tebow was not offered a contract.
Tebow, 27, has been working out with noted quarterbacks coach Tom House, a former major-league pitcher who also works with the Patriots' Tom Brady. House told The Boston Globe last week that Tebow's mechanics showed improvement during his time with him.
In 2013, Kelly was referencing Tebow when he said: "In this league, you need to be able to throw the football, and that's the first skill set that we're looking for. Repetitive accuracy is the number one quality we're looking for.''
Kelly recently traded quarterback Nick Foles to the Rams in exchange for Sam Bradford and re-signed Mark Sanchez to a two-year contract. In 2012, Tebow was Sanchez's backup on the Jets. If Tebow joins the Eagles, it could create a similar situation. Although Bradford is expected to start, Sanchez may have an outside shot at the job.
The Patriots signed Tebow in 2013, but he never made it out of training camp and was let go on the final cutdown day. He spent last season as a college football analyst for ESPN.
Despite rallying the Broncos from a poor start in 2011 and beating the Steelers in a wild-card game, Tebow was traded to the Jets. They brought him in to be a Wildcat quarterback and backup for Sanchez, but Tebow threw only eight passes and ran 32 times for 102 yards.
Kelly has remade the Eagles' offense this month, trading running back LeSean McCoy to the Bills for linebacker Kiko Alonso and signing Cowboys free-agent running back DeMarco Murray to replace McCoy after free agent Frank Gore rejected the Eagles' contract offer.
The Eagles declined to match the Chiefs' offer for free agent Jeremy Maclin, who became the second high-profile wide receiver to leave Philadelphia in the last 12 months. Kelly released DeSean Jackson last March, saying it was "purely a football decision.''