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Source: Eagles have no interest in Tebow
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Before you even ask ... no, the Eagles have zero interest in Tim Tebow.
A league source said the Eagles have no interest in signing Tebow, the former Heisman Trophy winner who was released Monday morning by the Jets.
At first glance, the mobile Tebow may seem like a good fit for new Eagles head coach Chip Kelly, who ran the read option at Oregon and plans to run some form of revved-up offense with the Eagles.
But Kelly has made it clear since arriving in Philly that the primary characteristic he looks for in a quarterback is accuracy and not running ability.
“In this league you need to be able to throw the football, and that’s the first skill set that we’re looking for,” he said Saturday. “Repetitive accuracy is the No. 1 quality we’re looking for.”
And Tebow is one of the least accurate quarterbacks in NFL history.
Tebow, who threw only eight passes last year in his only season with the Jets, was 7-4 with a playoff win with the Broncos in 2011.
Tebow has averaged 5.0 yards per carry with 12 rushing TDs in his three NFL seasons and ran for 660 yards with six touchdowns for Denver in 2011.
But he’s completed only 47.9 percent of his career passes, which is worst among 53 active quarterbacks who’ve thrown 300 or more passes, and ranks 307th of 339 QBs since 1960 [just ahead of former Eagle Mike McMahon].
The Eagles’ crowded quarterback depth chart currently includes returners Michael Vick and Nick Foles and Saturday's draft pick Matt Barkley, along with newcomers G.J. Kinne and Dennis Dixon.
Kelly often uses Tebow as an example of the kind of offense he doesn’t run.
“We’ve never been that type of offense, and I think that’s a misconception,” Kelly said Saturday.. “We did not run the same offense that Florida ran with Tim Tebow, where we’re running quarterback power. We’ve never run that play.”