Tim Tebow was released by the Philadelphia Eagles after a promising preseason. It looked like Tebow’s comeback was going to have fresh life in Philadelphia. One of the strongest — if not the most precise — quarterbacks working, Tebow seemed like a good fit for the Eagles and their passionate fans, who require strength of body, mind and character (and a whole lot of conviction) in their players. (Eagles fans have booed more hall-of-famers than fans in any other city — it’s not even close, right Mike Schmidt?)
Tebow met those requirements — few players have more conviction or athletic ability — but he fell out of the Eagles plans anyway. And that was despite a strong showing by the Heisman Trophy winner in the final preseason game. Tebow completed 11-of-17 passes for 189 yards and threw for two touchdowns. (And one interception.) Other teams have no doubt noticed Tebow’s improvement and performance. He could get another shot, but Philly seemed like a system and place where he might thrive. You’ll still see him on TV, just not in uniform.