It’s official! If the thinking is to make Sam Bradford look like much less of a first-round bust in comparison, I’d have to say mission accomplished:
Tebow now will join a crowded Eagles’ quarterback roster that includes Sam Bradford, Mark Sanchez and Barkley, giving Philadelphia three former first-round picks at the quarterback position in addition to another decorated college player. And it also will reunite Tebow and Sanchez, who were teammates with the New York Jets.
That is one impressive parade of stiffs, although I feel it could use a little E.J. Manuel or Brandon Weeden for seasoning.
I also loved this detail:
Before signing Tebow, the Eagles first wanted to try to trade backup quarterback Matt Barkley. But when the team could not get enough in return…
Unless the return they were seeking was “howls of derisive laughter from the GM on the other line,” I can’t say I find this stunning. One of what would appear to be the multiple problems with putting Chip Kelly in charge of your team’s personnel decisions is that he can’t trade with Chip Kelly.