Sources: Tebow to Join Eagles
Insiders say he'll sign one-year contract
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 19, 2015 10:22 PM CDT
Updated Apr 20, 2015 12:10 AM CDT
In this Dec. 5, 2014, photo, Tim Tebow speaks during an SEC television broadcast in Atlanta.   (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
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(Newser) – It's Tebow Time in the City of Brotherly Love. Tim Tebow is expected to sign a one-year contract with the Eagles today, according to three people familiar with the deal. The people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the contract hasn't been finalized. Tebow hasn't played in the NFL since 2012 with the New York Jets. He was released by the New England Patriots before the 2013 season and spent last year working in television as an analyst for the SEC Network and ESPN. Despite being out of the league, the 27-year-old Tebow remained one of the most popular players around, with a legion of fans who follow him because of his strong Christian beliefs. Tebow worked out for the Eagles last month, and coach Chip Kelly later said he's always "been a fan of Tim."