Tim Tebow Released By Philadelphia Eagles
Tebow signed with the team in April.
Tim Tebow has been released by the Philadelphia Eagles.
The team posted 22 cuts Saturday morning on the Eagles' website, confirming that the 28-year-old Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback did not make it onto head coach Chip Kelly's 53-man roster.
During a press conference Saturday, Kelly said of a third quarterback, "There will be a third quarterback ...We’ll look to see what happens with the waiver wire. Whether we add a quarterback to the practice squad or the active roster, there will be a third quarterback in here."
He added, "With Tim, we felt like he really progressed, but we didn’t think he was good enough to be the third quarterback right now.”
The quarterback took to social media to express his gratitude to Kelly and the team following the announcement: "Thanks @Eagles and Coach Kelly for giving me the opportunity to play the game I love! Romans 8:28 #Blessed."
Tebow has been practicing with the team since signing in April and competing with Matt Barkley for the No. 3 quarterback spot behind Sam Bradford and Mark Sanchez. On Friday, Barkley was traded to the Arizona Cardinals as third-string quarterback behind Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton.
Following his time as the starting quarterback at the University of Florida under coach Urban Meyer, Tebow was selected by the Denver Broncos in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft and stayed with the Colorado team for two seasons. He was traded to the Jets in 2012 for one season before a three-month sign-and-release with the New England Patriots in 2013.
In December 2013, Tebow joined the SEC Network and was signed to a multiyear deal with ESPN; he traveled to collegiate football games to host pregame shows with fellow commentators Marcus Spears, Joe Tessitore, Paul Finebaum and Kaylee Hartung.
On Sept. 15, 2014, Tebow made his debut as a contributor on ABC's Good Morning America, where he launched the morning show's "Motivate Me Monday" series, which spotlighted individuals and their stories of triumph.
12:42 p.m., Sept. 5: Updated with comments from Chip Kelly.