Controversial quarterback Tim Tebow is to sign with the Philadelphia Eagles within the next 24 hours, according to reports.
Tebow visited Chip Kelly's Eagles earlier this month and has not played a snap in a regular season game for two seasons.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the news via Twitter, followed by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport:
Philadelphia giving Tim Tebow a one-year contract, per source. Deal expected to be signed Monday, before Eagles' off-season program begin.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 19, 2015
It’s a 1-year deal for Tim Tebow and the #Eagles. Tebow arrived in Philly this afternoon, will take part in offseason conditioning— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 19, 2015
Tebow will be reunited with Mark Sanchez at the Eagles, who he was unable to displace as the starter during his ill-fated season with the New York Jets.
He made his name with the Broncos establishing himself in his second season after being drafted out of Florida, helping Denver to a winning record and recording an over-time play-off win against the Steelers, before being beaten by the Patriots. He was traded the following off-season after the Broncos acquired Peyton Manning.
Criticism of his throwing accuracy and the media spotlight which surrounds him have held back his career since. He was signed by the Patriots two seasons ago and despite featuring in pre-season, did not make their 53-man regular reason roster.
At the Eagles he joins one of the NFL's most creative coaches in Chip Kelly, who traded for Sam Bradford earlier in free agency. His arrival casts further doubt the Eagles will trade up in the NFL Draft for Oregon prospect Marcus Mariota, and puts a likely end to former USC quarterback Matt Barkley's career with the team.
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