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Coach Chip Kelly said the team is not looking for Tebow to play another position, per NFL.com.
"He's a quarterback," Kelly said. "That's how we're looking at Timmy. We're not looking at him at any other position."
Kelly emphasized that Tebow has improved behind center.
"You guys will see him today. Watch him throw. I think he's improved," Kelly said of Tebow. "He's spent a lot of time in the last few years in terms of working on his game."
Tebow hasn't played in the NFL since 2012.
Tebow was signed in April as the fourth quarterback on the roster after the team traded for Sam Bradford and re-signed Sanchez.
"No, I think everybody here that we bring to our organization is here to compete for a job," Kelly said. "That's what Timmy is going to do. He's an unbelievable competitor. ... If we were just going to have guys throw drills, we'd take (Mike) Mayock in the offseason and bring him down here and let him throw to them."
Tebow hasn't played in the league since 2012.
"We needed another guy to throw while Sam's (Bradford) still recovering. So that's the reason (for the signing), at least as explained to me," Sanchez said, per CSN Philadelphia.
The Eagles signed Tebow on Monday. He hasn't played in the NFL since getting cut by the Patriots at the end of training camp prior to the 2013 season. He spent last year as a television analyst for the SEC Network.
Tebow and Sanchez were teammates on the Jets in 2012. Tebow's presence as a back-up created a quarterback controversy among fans and media that last ed throughout the season.
If Tebow makes the Eagles' roster, he'd receive just over $38,000 a week. If he is cut, the Eagles owe him nothing.
The quarterback is trying to make a return to the NFL after last playing in the league in 2012 with the Jets.
Reports surfaced Sunday that the Eagles would be adding the former Heisman winner to their roster, which sent shockwaves through the NFL and social media. Tebow will be the fourth quarterback on the roster, along with Sam Bradford, Mark Sanchez and Matt Barkley.
Tebow has not played in a game since 2012 with the Jets after being brought in by the Patriots in 2013 for training camp. He has a career 47.9 completion percentage with 17 touchdown passes and nine interceptions. He spent his first two seasons with the Broncos and in 2011 totaled 2,389 yards in 11 starts.
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