Reports that the Philadelphia Eagles are about to sign Tim Tebow raise a host of questions: How will Tebow fare after two years away from the game? What role does Coach Chip Kelly have in mind for him? Will he be embraced by the tough fans?
But the most conspicuous is this: Just how many quarterbacks do the Eagles need?
It is one thing to stockpile receivers or defensive backs. But teams can use only one quarterback at a time, and sometimes having even two candidates for starter can lead to a controversy that eats up a team. Now the Eagles have five quarterbacks, three of whom have started N.F.L. games.
But in another twist, precisely zero of the five could be considered proven, successful N.F.L. starters.~snip~You know as I was reading this article a few things stuck out.
One is that the article goes out of it's way to point out Tebows "sub par" performance and:
Drawing an outsize amount of attention for his college success, rushing ability and overt Christian faith, Tebow has an N.F.L. career that essentially boils down to one season, 2011 with the Denver Broncos.Thing is that the "sports media" didn't seem to have much of a problem with Micheal Sams " outsize amount of attention for his college success" pretty much being in his corner from the get go even dismissing his "sub par" performance at the NFL combine.
Where as Tebow actually played in the NFL and did enjoy some success.
I suppose it's to be expected seeing the medias disdain for any hint of Christian faith so expect the sports media to focus on Tebows short comings.
After all, he's not their kind.