Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said Thursday that Tim Tebow will only be used as a quarterback.
"He's a quarterback," Kelly told reporters, according to NFL.com. "That's how we're looking at Timmy. We're not looking at him at any other position."
Tebow, 27, signed a one-year contract with the Eagles last month. He has not played in a regular-season game since 2012 with the New York Jets. Tebow played in 12 games that season, primarily lining up in a Wildcat role. He completed six of eight passes for 39 yards and ran 32 times for 102 yards.
Tebow started 14 games at quarterback for the Denver Broncos in 2010 and 2011 but completed fewer than 50% of his passes. He spent last year working with quarterback guru Tom House to improve his throwing motion.
Eagles vice president of player personnel Ed Marynowitz told reporters last month that the team “saw a great deal of improvement” in Tebow's mechanics. Kelly echoed that sentiment Thursday.
- Dan Gartland