WATCH: Florida Gators QB Tim Tebow throws 2 TDs, INT in preseason finale with Eagles

By Adam Silverstein
September 3, 2015

Former Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow had a mostly positive performance on Thursday in his final opportunity to earn one of the Philadelphia Eagles‘ coveted 53 roster spots ahead of the 2015 season. By the end of the night, Tebow may very well have made head coach Chip Kelly’s decision for him.

Tebow finished the contest 11-of-17 for 189 yards with two touchdowns, including a long 45-yard completion, and a fourth-down interception; he also took four carries for 32 yards, with a long gain of 17.

His first highlight of the night was a 19-yard completion on 3rd and 16 that moved the chains and kept the Eagles alive in their drive.

Running the two-minute drill at the end of the first half, Tebow completed an 18-yard touchdown pass to top off a seven-play, 85-yard drive.

In the second half, Tebow kicked things off with a 17-yard gain on the ground.

He then threw the aforementioned 45-yard bomb down the middle of the field.

Tebow concluded his night with his best play of the game. After rolling out left to avoid the rush, he threw an off-balance, somewhat-wobbly pass into the end zone in a perfect position for Freddie Martino to make a tip-toe highlight grab.

Whether Tebow ultimately makes the Eagles’ 53-man roster remains to be seen, but with word out of Philadelphia being that Kelly is enamored with his overall talent and has a plan to utilize him as a quarterback and utility player, things are looking good for the Heisman Trophy winner.

One Comment

  1. Sharon Milner says:

    Go Tebow. He is the reason I will watch the Eagles games. The only fans who dislike Tebow are not UF graduates!