Chip Kelly loves a challenge.
The Philadelphia Eagles coach made wave after wave this offseason with some questionable moves, but he saved arguably the craziest for last when he signed Tim Tebow to a one-year deal Monday. The former Heisman Trophy winner joins three other quarterbacks under contract in Philly, leading many to wonder what type of role Tebow could possibly play.
Former NFL linebacker Brady Poppinga explored the possibilities in his latest post for Football By Football, explaining that timing could be key to Tebow finding success in Kelly’s vaunted offensive scheme.
“What makes the opportunity with the Eagles more realistic is the timing of the signing relative to what Tebow will be asked to do,” Poppinga writes. “As long as he sticks with the team throughout the duration of the offseason, Tim will have experienced a full installation of the offense through workouts, OTAs, and mini-camps — all before diving into training camp and the preseason games.”
But If Kelly can turn Tebow into someone who can contribute in his system as a backup, that will be a seismic shift from where things have been the last two years.”
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