Philadelphia Eagles Make Idiotic Decision by Releasing Tim Tebow

By Jacob Camenker 

Tim Tebow Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback

Noah K. Murray – USA TODAY Sports

It’s official – the Philadelphia Eagles have released Tim Tebow ahead of Saturday’s 4 P.M. deadline for final roster cuts.

After Matt Barkley was traded to the Arizona Cardinals yesterday, it was widely considered that Tebow had won the quarterback competition for the third spot on the Eagles’ roster, but the team made the stunning decision to go with just two quarterbacks to start the 2015 NFL season. This decision can only be classified as idiotic, as Tebow had a great preseason and the Eagles now lack a true insurance policy to Sam Bradford.

It’s well known by now that Bradford is one of the most injury prone quarterbacks in the league. When Bradford came into the league, it was known that he had issues staying healthy, as he missed most of his last year at Oklahoma with a shoulder injury. Those issues have not gone away at the NFL level, and he has missed a whopping 25 games over the last two seasons. Sure, Bradford is healthy now and he has looked good during the preseason, but still he could go down at any time. He is always going to be an injury risk, especially because any low hit could cause him to tear his ACL again, which he has already torn twice.

 
 

Also, it’s not exactly encouraging to have Mark Sanchez as the only backup to Bradford. While Sanchez looked good during eight starts for the Eagles last season, he has historically been an inaccurate quarterback. He struggles with turnovers, and is a streaky player. In fact, Sanchez was partly responsible for the Eagles missing the playoffs last season; he played poorly in a make-or-break game against the Dallas Cowboys. The team shouldn’t have confidence in him as the only backup for Bradford this season. If Sanchez regresses, the team doesn’t have anyone in the fold ready to come in and replace him.

It also should be noted that Tebow had a great preseason. Tebow completed 21 of his 36 passes, and displayed great touch on a lot of throws during the preseason. Tebow threw two touchdowns and one interception, though the pick was a forced pass on a fourth and 15 play. The touchdowns were both great throws as well, but one in particular, when he threw on the run a perfect strike to a receiver who tapped his toes down for the score, was perfectly placed. It was clear he has worked a lot to fix his throwing motion, and that was the main reason for his impressive accuracy. Tebow still has his mobility as well, as he scrambled for 82 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries.

It just didn’t make any sense for the Eagles to not keep a third quarterback. Bradford is injury prone. Sanchez is a decent backup but is inconsistent. On top of all that, they had a mobile third quarterback that could have easily been used in special packages, and they decided to let him go.

Tebow should have made the Eagles’ roster, and the fact that Chip Kelly decided not to keep him was shocking. The Eagles could have trouble at the position if Bradford goes down, and Tebow is not going to be there to work his magic and keep the Eagles competitive.

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14 Responses to “Philadelphia Eagles Make Idiotic Decision by Releasing Tim Tebow”

  1. bubbaelvis says:

    Here is another article I found that is a pretty good take on this travesty. I just can’t get over Chip Kelley saying Tim Tebow was not good enough to be a 3rd string QB. There is no way anyone could ever convince me of that. Maybe not 1st string yet, maybe not 2nd (but in my book he was starting to press Sanchez)but not 3rd string-please! Anyway here is the article.

    davegeorge.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2015/09/09/chip-kelly-apparently-concludes-like-other-nfl-coaches-that-tebow-scores-all-his-tds-by-accident/

    That’s right, although the evidence is piling up, all Tebow’s stats are flukes, outliers, accidents…why can’t they man up and just tell us straight up what’s going on. Because it’s obvious that Tebow is good enough to be someone’s QB3 (actually, good enough to be someone’s starter.)

    Are they treating him like Forrest Gump? He’s a college educated man with a degree. It’s a degree in his field of interest. Not hard science, but perfectly respectable with GPA something like 3.8.

    Are they afraid of his dyslexia? He’s heavily right brained, which enables him to see the field differently (better) then others. He was only in Kelly’s system for a few weeks. He was catching up. Doubt if that’s it.

    What in H is wrong with Tebow that he can’t sit on someone’s bench for an emergency?

    I read where they cut vets and bring them back after the first game, in order to avoid paying them (on the roster for the first day, have to pay their salary for cuts; on the roster after the season opener, pay 25% of their salary if they are cut.) But, I think what Kelly said was bizarre, if that was what they plan to do. So, I am not holding my breath.

    What good is it that they tell Tebow, you just need reps (but not on my team.) And they bring in a less qualified guy to get those reps. Tell Tebow the truth, and he’ll fix it. How can he fix it if they don’t tell him what’s wrong?

    Well, if it’s the Circus (which it certainly can’t be because he did really well being low profile,) then let him go to where he can be QB1, in the CFL. He may not come back to the NFL, but he will have satisfaction. I really think he can succeed there.

    And, while I can certainly see them saying the CFL is a passing league because of the three down limitation, there is definitely a chance for him to run the ball. There is no rule against running, you know?

    The NFL is giving up someone who is a true asset. I’ll never understand this.

    CFL, CFL, CFL

    • Larry says:

      Here’s an interview in which NFL reporter Sal Paolantonio attributes some of Tim’s being cut & inability to get signed to his popularity being a distraction to the team:

      http://m.espn.go.com/general/play?id=13601360

      • Larry says:

        I forgot to mention the part about Tebow happens between about 4-5 minutes into the interview, I think.

      • ck says:

        Larry: Starting to believe that Sal was inundated by others who felt compelled to question him (as he stated) about what happened when out in PUBLIC, NO LESS!!! IF THAT DOESN’T SAY THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE WERE CONFOUNDED WHEN THEY FOUND OUT ABOUT TEBOW THEN SOMETHING IS REALLY AMISS!!!

    • ck says:

      Bubbaelvis: What is hard to understand is why the fans let this happen over and over again without repercussions? They have the power to change things or don’t they?$$$$

  2. Tisa says:

    From Tebow on Twitter. He will be back with his SEC crew on Sec Nation this Saturday morning.

  3. jp says:

    HATE TO BEAT A DEAD HORSE BUT BRADFORD HAS NOT PROVEN ANYTHING IN THE NFL. IN
    COLLEGE HE FAILED MISERABLY IN TWO BOWL GAMES ONE FOR ALL THE MARBLES AGAINST T
    PERHAPS HE SENSES A POSSIBLE SLOW START AND WANTED TO AVOID CHANTS FOR T
    AS FAR AS SANCHEZ.. PHILLY FANS ALL GOT BEHIND T AND CORONATED HIM AS NO TWO.ONE THING ABOUT 2014 WAS THE LOSS TOLOW TABLE WASH. PHILLY FANS HAVE PROJECTED THAT EAGLES ARE DEAD if BRADFORD IS INJURED.. COULD BE IF BRAD PLAYS.. TREATMENT OF T IS GOING TO RUIN THE EAGLES

    • ck says:

      jp: Know what you mean…sometimes you have to vent when something this OUTRAGEOUS HAPPENS FOR NO GOOD REASON OR THE REASON GIVEN IS AN ABSOLUTE UNTRUTH IMO!!! HOPE TEBOW BOUNCES BACK YET, AGAIN, AND LOOKS LIKE HE HAS!!

    • the other thing is we reap what we sow . anyone who has planted a garden knows this , look what happened in Denver , and in NY , think the Eagles will succeed nope . I will bet you Bradford doesn’t make it more than 6 weeks if that

  4. Ya know if everyone would just shut their mouths and not worry about practice, ( nobody wins the practice SB right ) and really look and see what Tim has done , then they can talk . I will say this , I think coaches think they know it all , sadly my dad who coached Olympic ice skaters said it truly is what you learn after you know it all that counts . Biggest problem in the world is EGO all coaches will not see someone who can make them all look stupid for not taking a chance on Tim . I know Elways ego couldn’t handle Denver telling him who is QB was . Interestingly enough these egos will run into Jesus , and it won’t be good for them

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