By Andrew Porter
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It’s raining sideways and the streets are flooding in Philadelphia. It could only mean one thing.
Tim Tebow is coming.
The Eagles are expected to sign the viral, polarizing quarterback on Monday. Current Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins joined the 94WIP Morning Show Monday morning to address the situation, becoming the first Eagle to publicly comment on the potential signing.
“I mean it’s really not a big reaction right now,” Jenkins told Angelo Cataldi and the 94WIP Morning Show. “We’ve got 90 spaces to fill up before training camp and everybody will be competing for a spot to try to make the roster. And so, it’s you know. Although it’s Tim Tebow, it’s still not a huge deal right now.”
Listen: Malcolm Jenkins on the 94WIP Morning Show
Tebow, 6’3″, 235-pounds, has been criticized for his accuracy and poor throwing mechanics. However, the two-time BCS National Champion QB has had success at times as an auxiliary type quarterback in specific packages, something many have speculated could work in Chip Kelly’s fast-paced, unconventional offense.
Jenkins quickly shut down that theory.
“No, I don’t think so,” Jenkins said when asked if Tebow could be used for specific situations. “Not the wildcat. No, I don’t think we’re gonna put in a specific package just for one player. I think the system is kind of already set and we just plug guys in.”
Kelly has made a tremendous amount of moves in his first offseason as general manager, each decision seeming to be more polarizing than the next.
“I think the goal is to win now and I think we’re trying to get as best we could right now in the offseason and get the players that Chip wants to the system that we run, because we’ve been knocking on the doors the last few years,” Jenkins said.
“The biggest thing,” he continued, “and Chip says it all the time, is culture beats talent. And so, when you base your success on culture a lot of that has to do with the guys you have in the locker room. I think he’s done that, keeping the leaders around. The Connor Barwin’s, the DeMeco Ryans’, myself.”