The Eagles’ Choice To Play Third-String QB Is A Real Slap In The Face To Tim Tebow
How convinced was Chip Kelly that Tim Tebow couldn't play in the NFL? Kelly thought that Tebow was so bad that he replaced him with a quarterback picked up on waivers from the Jaguars -- who never played.
Let's call him Stephen Morris, because that's his name. As you know, the Eagles cut Tebow on Saturday, and he cleared waivers today. Kelly, who couldn't have insulted Tebow more if he chose Jared Lorenzen, grabbed the first thing he saw. And he's a mobile quarterback/reclamation project whom the Jaguars didn't want.
So Philly's QB depth chart is now Sam Bradford, Mark Sanchez, and Morris. Pro Football Talk:
Morris, undrafted in 2014, initially went to the Jaguars in large part due to the presence of offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch, who coached Morris at Miami and ran his Pro Day workout. With Fisch now gone, it’s a little surprising Morris lasted as long as he did.
Morris played at the University of Miami, finishing his career with 7,896 yards with 49 touchdowns and 30 interceptions. As a junior in 2012, he set the ACC record for passing yards in a game with 566 vs. North Carolina State. He finished the season 245 of 421 for 3,345 yards with 21 touchdowns and seven interceptions.
So he played well in college. But Tebow won the Heisman, so that's virtually meaningless. What counts is NFL playing time, and Morris has had far less than Tebow ... in fact, zero. He spent the 2014 season with the Jags on the practice squad. Tebow, meanwhile, is also a mobile QB, and has had all preseason to learn Kelly's offense, while Morris will be starting from ground zero. Seems that Kelly just really didn't like Tebow.
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