The Philadelphia Eagles might soon place another quarterback in the NFL trading block. With four quarterbacks included in the current roster, the position is clearly a tad overcrowded. At the moment, the NFL star in danger of exiting the Philadelphia Eagles roster is Tim Tebow. Listed as the fourth quarterback in the first Philadelphia Eagles' depth chart of the NFL season, the former New England Patriots star is lagging behind Sam Bradford, Mark Sanchez and Matt Barkley.
At the moment, there remains no clear picture with regard the performance of Tebow in the Philadelphia Eagles training camp. SB Nation discloses that the comments regarding the former Denver Broncos star are mixed, with some analysts claiming that his spot in the Philadelphia Eagles is guaranteed whereas others believe that Barkley will ease his way in the third spot and effectively bump off Tebow. With the looks of the first depth chart, however, it appears that the observations of the latter group are more accurate.
Nonetheless, the Philadelphia Eagles revealed that Tebow will be given a lot of playing time during the NFL pre-season series. With this in mind, it could be gleaned that the NFL team is still in the process of determining which quarterback to release and to let go. Admitting that the Philadelphia Eagles current No. 4 quarterback offers a lot of skills unique to the Tebow brand of football, Chip Kelly shares that the NFL team looks forward to seeing these things come into play in the pre-season games. Kelly further notes that one of things that sets Tebow apart from the rest of the quarterbacks is his "ability to run the football."
Pat Shurmur, the offensive coordinator of the Philadelphia Eagles, echoed Kelly's sentiments.
"Tim is a little bit of a gamer," said Shurmur, according to ESPN. He added, "These team settings which are a little bit uncontrolled, he gets out there and makes plays. And we've seen great improvements in him from his ability to execute our offense. Then he's got that skill set where if it's not right, he's willing to take off and run, and when he's running with it, he's like a running back."
Meanwhile, another notable player that the Philadelphia Eagles are excited to show off in the upcoming NFL season is DeMarco Murray. A former running back for the Dallas Cowboys, Murray has been reportedly receiving limited playing time alongside Darren Sproles and Ryan Mathews. The Philadelphia Eagles coach, however, immediately quashed rumors that Murray is injured. Kelly explained that the NFL team simply wants the former Dallas Cowboys running back fresh and acclimated in the system of the Philadelphia Eagles. Kelly disclosed, "We're just trying to integrate him (Murray) into what we're doing."