Chip Kelly praises Tim Tebow: ‘He’s had a good camp’

Jesse Reed
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Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has seen great progress in Tim Tebow, particularly in his throwing motion and accuracy.© Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has seen great progress in Tim Tebow, particularly in his throwing motion and accuracy. By Jesse Reed

Tim Tebow has made a good impression on Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly this summer.

With just one preseason game left, it appears the most popular backup quarterback in the league has a legitimate shot to remain on the team’s final roster heading into the 2015 NFL season.

Kelly spoke about Tebow on Monday, specifically pointing out his improved throwing motion and accuracy.

“I’ve seen Tim improve since he’s gotten here,” Kelly said before Monday’s practice at the NovaCare Complex (h/t Mark Eckel of NJ.com). “He’s improved his throwing motion a great deal. Since we got him back in April, he’s worked very hard at that. Sequencing his throwing motion, so I think he’s been more accurate.”

In the three preseason games so far, Tebow has completed 52.6 percent of his passes for 97 yards (5.1 yards per attempt) with no touchdowns or interceptions. The improved accuracy Kelly speaks of hasn’t really shown up in these games, as many of his passes have been wild.

Tebow has scored one rushing touchdown, but he’s also fumbled twice in these contests.

Based on his preseason action, one might assume Tebow hasn’t really improved much at all since his time with the New York Jets. Kelly, however, doesn’t see it that way and notes the huge opportunity the quarterback has in Week 4.

“He’s had a good camp,” Kelly said. “He’s got another big week this week. And then playing (Thursday) against the Jets. He’ll be working hard for that.”

Given everything we’ve heard from Kelly this summer regarding the enigmatic Tebow, it seems like the quarterback will remain on the roster as a third quarterback behind Sam Bradford and Mark Sanchez. Many teams keep only two quarterbacks, but Tebow’s versatility is unique.

It’s likely we will see Kelly utilize Tebow in goal-line situations and on two-point attempts during the regular season. And, if Tebow can get into the end zone on a regular basis, then Tebowmania will once again sweep across the nation.

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8 Responses to “Chip Kelly praises Tim Tebow: ‘He’s had a good camp’”

  1. David Oliver says:

    GO Tim… Haters Beware !!

  2. Bill Stacy says:

    O.k. another lazy journalist. “hasn’t really shown up in these games, as many of his passes have been wild.” Out of the nine Incompletions 4 have been throw aways and 2 he got hit as he threw it. So by my math that means there 3 other passes? Watch the tape people. This lazy media just reguritates what it hears. Payback #1 comes on Thursday against the Jets.

  3. David Oliver says:

    Buzzy.. Et All WOW!! Press Pass Video .. Hear Tim’s life Philosophy -in answering some pointed questions about his QB battle..

    What a Man… What an Example..

    http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/videos/videos/Press-Pass-Tim-Tebow/5b78b48c-780e-4f0a-9564-17885834a0b0

  4. Bill Stacy says:

    Here is more people just to lazy to do research.

    Mike Clay
    Tebow’s straight-up completion rate (52%) seems bad, but he has 4 throw aways, one drop, and was hit three times while throwing.

    Mike Clay
    Tim Tebow has an NFL-best 91.7% adjusted completion percentage this preseason. 10-of-12. #SmallSample #Eagles

    Buzzy Says : Might Be Streching a Little. 😉

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