Philadelphia Eagles vice president of player personnel Ed Marynowitz told reporters Thursday that the team "saw a great deal of improvement" in quarterback Tim Tebow when he worked out in Philadelphia.
"We worked him out and we saw improvement from the last time we saw him. We had exposure to him live when we played New England, when they practiced here," Marynowitz told reporters. "When we worked him out, we saw a great deal of improvement with him."
Since being released by the Patriots in 2013, Tebow has been working with quarterback guru Tom House. The Eagles signed Tebow to a one-year contract worth the veteran's minimum, with no guaranteed money.
Tebow, 27, was out of the NFL last season. He has not played in a regular season game since 2012 with the New York Jets, when he was used primarily as a Wildcat running back. He was signed by the New England Patriots in 2013 but was cut during training camp.
Tebow started 14 regular-season games in two seasons with the Denver Broncos after he was selected in the first round of the 2010 draft. He was 7-4 in 2011 before helping the Broncos to a playoff victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers with a touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas in overtime. He completed 10 of 21 passes in that game and nine of 26 passes in Denver's loss to the Patriots in the next round.
The Eagles currently have five quarterbacks under contract. In addition to Tebow and 2014 practice squad member G.J. Kinne, the Eagles have Sam Bradford, Matt Barkley and Tebow's former Jets teammate Mark Sanchez.
- Dan Gartland