MONDAY, 2:51pm: The Eagles have officially signed Tebow to a one-year deal, the team announced today (Twitter link).
SUNDAY, 5:41pm: The Eagles begin their offseason program tomorrow, and are bringing ex-Broncos, Jets, and Patriots quarterback Tim Tebow in as a fourth signal-caller, reports Jay Glazer of Fox Sports 1 (via Twitter). Glazer adds while the opportunity to come in this low on the depth chart is not ideal for Tebow, it could be his best chance of making an NFL roster (via Twitter).
Adam Schefter of ESPN confirmed that the team had reached an agreement with Tebow. Schefter writes that the Eagles tried to trade third-string quarterback Matt Barkley to make room on the roster, but were unable to bring enough back in return for the former Trojan. Instead, they decided to bring Tebow in for the offseason program to compete for a spot on the roster.
The signing represents a reunion for Tebow and current (presumed) backup Mark Sanchez. There shouldn’t be much of a quarterback controversy this time around, as Sanchez is being paid like a player that expects to see the field. The team also brought in Sam Bradford from the Rams, who should be given every opportunity to win the starting job. G.J. Kinne is also listed on the roster as a quarterback, but he’s more of an all-purpose threat.
Tebow figures to be competing with Barkley for a spot on the roster, assuming there is a realistic chance he stays with the Eagles come September. The team is expected to finalize the one-year contract tomorrow morning, according to Schefter.