Is It Possible The Eagles Actually Wanted The Media Attention That Comes With Signing Tim Tebow?
Listen, I was with you. I spent all offseason asking what the fuck Chip Kelly was doing. Questionable trade after questionable trade. Signing like 4 different quarterbacks that have had minimal success in the NFL. It was all very strange. None stranger than bringing in Tim Tebow, professional sports biggest distraction, and proclaiming that he was brought in to play the quarterback position he has so gallantly failed at in the past. Then I thought, what is the best way to get people to stop focusing on who is going to be your starting quarterback? Why of course, it's getting people to focus on who is NOT going to be your starting quarterback.
The Eagles were going to be the subject of a lot of press this offseason anyway. There would be no shortage of cameras. That's what you get when you trade your starting quarterback, your starting running back, and fail to get the quarterback you so desperately desired in the draft. Why not have those cameras be focused on a 3rd sting quarterback, that will have absolute no impact on the team, instead of a head coach who may or may not have completely screwed the pooch? Why not have Tim Tebow field questions about his faith instead of Sam Bradford having to field questions about his frail ass bone structure, or Mark Sanchez having to field questions about butt fumbles? You sign one of the worst quarterbacks in NFL history and every other move you make before or after that looks moderate in comparison. The Tim Tebow signing is basically like showing up to Comic-Con in nothing but UGG boots. It makes everyone else look normal in contrast. It's like showing up on the set of a Dos Equis commercial in blackface. You may not be the most interesting man in the world, but you'll certainly get the most attention. I don't know what happens with the Eagles when actual football games begin to get played, but I know Tim Tebow will having nothing to do with it. However, may he's not the worst guy to have around to receive the brunt of the attention when your head coach is behind the scenes making more fickle trades than a 10 year old starting his 'Madden' season.
...Or maybe Chip Kelly really is just crazy
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