Tim Tebow has good shot of making Eagles, report says; Matt Barkley available for trade?

Matt Barkley, Tim Tebow
Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks Matt Barkley (2) and Tim Tebow (11) are battling it out to see who will be the No. 3 QB. (AP Photo | Matt Rourke)

If you have been reading NJ.com since the day the Eagles signed Tim Tebow, you know the quarterback has always been in the driver seat for the team’s third-and-final quarterback spot. 

Now, that drive is almost complete — and others are getting on board. 

Speaking on NFL Network, NFL insider Ian Rapoport was asked about Tebow’s chances of making the Eagles, and it sounds like “Tebow-time” isn’t running out anytime soon. 

Here is what Rapoport had to say on Tebow:

“In Philadelphia, it appears it’s going to be Tim Tebow vs Matt Barkley for the final quarterback spot. They are going to split reps as they try to state their case for the roster. The Eagles have made Barkley available to anyone via trade for the last couple years. No takes. As far as Tim Tebow, he has a pretty good shot to make this roster.”

While “pretty good shot” is far from definitive, the narrative is one that has started to pick up steam — that Tebow is going to make the Eagles’ roster. 

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The question is, if Tebow does lock down a roster spot, what happens to Barkley?

As mentioned by Rapoport, the Eagles have been trying to trade Barkley for some time. They tried before final cuts last season, before this past NFL Draft, before they signed Tebow and have kept him available ever since. The chances of a team taking a flyer on Barkley aren’t great, but should he light it up this Thursday against the Jets, it is possible. 

The return for Barkley might only be a seventh-round pick, but if the Eagles are going to cut him anyway, any return for him might be a good one. 

Especially if they have made their minds up and are keeping Tebow. 

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One Response to “Tim Tebow has good shot of making Eagles, report says; Matt Barkley available for trade?”

  1. GoGata says:

    Thursday can’t get here soon enough. College football kicks off at 6pm and then I will be watching the Eagles game too on NFL network. Hope Tebow plays well and just puts any doubt to rest. Also hope he throws long a few times, he has always thrown a nice deep ball and that is a real strength of his since teams tend to stack the box against him.

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