By: Joe Branham, Published April 19, 2015 8:13 PM EST
The Philadelphia Eagles continue their wild ride that is the 2015 off-season as Adam Schefter is reporting that the Eagles and Tim Tebow have agreed to terms with a deal intended on being signed on April 20, 2015.
Tim Tebow will join fellow 2010 first round pick Sam Bradford in Philadelphia.
Tim Tebow and Sam Bradford were the only quarterbacks taken in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft. Sam Bradford was taken at the beginning of the draft and headed to St. Louis. Tim Tebow was taken by the Denver Broncos who moved up to take him.
It’s now five years, and millions of dollars later, and both of these quarterbacks have had a hard time living up to their first round expectations. Tim Tebow has played in two playoff games and won one with the Denver Broncos, while Bradford has been unable to reach the post-season in his career.
The two have been, to put it delicately, a disappointment in the NFL.
Their career’s have now taken them to the same team, the Philadelphia Eagles. Both of these players are desperately clinging to their dreams of playing and succeeding in the competitive NFL.
Sam Bradford is seeing his second NFL team. Bradford has not played in an NFL game since week 7 of the 2013 season. Some see that and say that he’s extremely injury prone and can’t stay on the field. That’s a fair assessment of Bradford, ask any Rams fan. Others see that and note that it’s too difficult to assess if he is or isn’t a bad QB considering the lack of video evidence of him doing anything other than eating sunflower seeds on the sideline of Rams games.
Bradford played every snap in his rookie campaign which saw the Rams finish the season in second place in the NFC West at 7-9.
Bradford has thrown for a career total of 11,065 yards with 59 touchdowns to 38 interceptions. Bradford has a career completion percentage of 58.6 and a career passer rating of 79.3.
Bradford’s real struggle will be to stay on the field. It’s safe to say that Bradford has really never had any legitimate weapons to throw to with his top receiving talent likely being Danny Amendola and Danario Alexander in his time in the NFL. Bradford is going to have to earn playing time in Philadelphia as is, if he happens to get a severe injury again, it’s likely that his career will be over.
This could be Bradford’s last chance to make it in the NFL, who doesn’t have patience to wait for players to get healthy.
Bradford isn’t alone in his last chance at stardom coming from becoming an Eagle in 2015. Tim Tebow has a lot to prove to himself and the NFL.
Tebow comes to Philadelphia after a wild ride to this point in his career. After being drafted by the Broncos, his time in the mile high city didn’t last long. Tebow then went to the Jets were he saw limited time. Even in that limited time, he didn’t make any big splashes. Tebow was then picked up by the Patriots, but before he could even wear a jersey in a preseason game, his time there ended.
Tebow has most recently spent time as a commentator for the SEC Network calling games. He has yet to give up on his NFL dreams though.
Tebow joins Bradford and Mark Sanchez in Philadelphia which really means one thing: no one has any idea who is going to be the Eagles starting QB.
Career numbers for Tim Tebow don’t jump off of the page to anyone. With 2,422 passing yards, 17 touchdowns, and 9 interceptions, these numbers sound more like one below average season. Tebow’s 47.9% completion percentage is not something to brag about. And his 75.3 career passer rating doesn’t scream positivity.
These two QBs are team mates and have the same thing in mind. Which is to resurrect their NFL careers and reach the stardom levels that the NFL expects from first round picks.
This will be an interesting training camp and preseason to watch in Philadelphia as the roster has been turned upside down.
Which QB will be able to change their luck in Philadelphia, if any?
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