Here’s what we already know: he’s athletic, smart, determined, and could bring an added dimension to an already potent Eagles’ offense.
Yes, there’s the Josh McDaniels connection in New England and it’s been said that Patriots head coach Bill Belichick thinks highly of the former Heisman winner. And yes, Jacksonville could deserpately use Tebow’s presence to boost its dwindling ticket sales.
Still, when you look at the Eagles’ backup quarterback situation and the need to fix their well-documented problems inside the 20-yard-line, well, the move might make more sense for them than any other team in the league.
And it makes sense from a financial standpoint, too. Tebow’s contract numbers are a very trade friendly.
He is set to take $1,572,500 ($490,000 guaranteed) in 2012, $5.48 million in 2013 ($232,500 guaranteed), and $7.145 million (no guaranteed money) in 2014.
In other words, the potential cap hit in trading for Tebow is minimal, and provides complete flexibility for his new team to restructure to contract without consequence. That’s something that the Eagles have to be aware of.
Just a hunch on this one…