Mark Sanchez was told Tim Tebow signing was for just another camp arm
It was a heartwarming story last year when Mark Sanchez had a sort of comeback with the Philadelphia Eagles. He was having one of his most successful years in the league filling in for an injured Nick Foles. The Eagles, though, traded Foles and acquired Sam Bradford to take over the helm this year, which more than likely moves Sanchez to the backup role again.
The latest news now is that Tim Tebow has been brought in for a year with the Eagles. Sanchez has seen this before, in a rough Jets season that ended with Greg McElroy taking snaps.
Mark Sanchez fielded a few questions at Phillies batting practice about the recent signing and with regards to Tim Tebow. According to Sanchez, Tebow was more or less just brought in as a body to play under center while Bradford continues his recovery.
"“He’s obviously a great guy, he works hard. And we needed another guy to throw while Sam’s still recovering,” Sanchez said. “So that’s the reason [for the signing], at least as explained to me. We’re excited about the upcoming year and I think we have a great group.”"
I’m not sure about this, Mr. Sanchez.
It seems like an odd move to bring in a quarterback with 47.9 percent completion rate for specifically throwing purposes.
It is quite obvious that his skill set is conducive to utilizing his mobility. His most “successful” years were utilizing the spread option. Previous coaches, realizing this, got the most out of him in the scheme.
Whatever capacity Tim Tebow will be utilized in, I’m not sure if its just a camp arm.
Chip Kelly has proven to be resourceful, and in some ways unpredictable, so we will have to wait and see. Whatever the case, Mark Sanchez doesn’t seem like he wants any repeats, despite familiarity.
Tim Tebow’s last work in the NFL was done with the Patriots in 2013 where he was cut at the end of training camp.