In A Way, Tim Tebow To The Eagles Makes Sense
BOY have the Philadelphia Eagles been making an ample amount of noise this off-season. According to Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer, The Philadelphia Eagles will be signing QB, Tim Tebow to a one year contract. And like that, #TebowMania is now in full effect.
Many would label the whole Tebow experiment as a feel good story that ended in a huge failure. And for the most part, they’re right. But there are an abundance of reasons why Tebow landing in Philly can help resurrect his NFL career.
Tebow The Specialist
In today’s NFL, there are a plethora of athletes who gain contracts strictly off the strength of being considered, “specialists.” Specialists, simply meaning they maintain a unique special skill set that is only seen ever so often in a in a game. Whether it be a long snapper, special teams gunner, or a kick return specialist, these guys always seem to find their way onto the 53 man roster.
In this case, Tim Tebow is the ultimate specialist. His ability to run the ball as well as throw could seem beneficial to a Chip Kelly offense. Also with rumors circulating around the league that the NFL wants to change the extra point system in a way that will increase the occurrences of 2-point conversions, this immediately skyrockets Tebow’s stock. It’s been suggested that the extra point be lengthened, or the 2-point conversion pushed closer to the one yard line.
Tebow Improves The Arm
For the past 18 months, the Florida Gator alum, has been re-learning how to throw a football again. Known “quarterback guru” Tom House has been coaching and praising him along the way. House swears his throwing mechanics are now “fixed” stating, “We helped his throwing. When he was released by the Patriots, because of Tom Brady, he came to us … He had trouble spinning the ball and he wasn’t very accurate. We didn’t do much conditioning or route trees or run many defenses against him. We honestly felt we could help him with his throwing, like everyone else, but this time, he got enough reps where the change was made.” With House sounding so confident, it almost makes it believable, given that if Tebow does poorly it’s his “quarterback guru’s” reputation on the line. Quite exciting stuff coming out of the City of Brotherly Love. At least we now know what 75% of ESPN’s programming will likely consist of.