By Kristen Johanson
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – WIP and CBS 3 confirm the Eagles will sign Tim Tebow to a one-year contract.
The well-known quarterback is in town now and is expected to sign a deal with the Eagles Monday afternoon.
The last time Tebow played football in the NFL was in a 2013 preseason game with the New England Patriots. Pro-football Hall of Famer and Eagles beat writer Ray Didinger admits he is surprised by the signing:
“It’s very surprising the Eagles would sign Tim Tebow considering that he has been out of football, as a player at least, for two years now. I really thought Tim was pretty much committed to trying to begin his broadcasting career.”
Didinger says there’s a big difference between college football and the pros:
“Tim’s particular skill set doesn’t translate well to the NFL, because he is simply not an accurate enough passer.”
Tebow was a first round draft pick in 2010, and last played a regular season game in 2012 with the New York Jets.
Tebow won the Heisman trophy in 2007.