|Offense||5th||124.5 (9th)||272.2 (6th)|
|Defense||28th||110.7 (15th)||264.9 (31st)|
"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.
According to the NFL transaction wire, the
With Darren Sproles on the roster, it didn't make much sense for Polk to stay with the Eagles.
In 2014, Polk ran for 172 yards and four touchdowns.
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.
Mathis' absence is not much of a surprise, as the guard was speculated to do the same last season before arriving for workouts. Mathis is set to make $5.5 million this season and $6 million next year.
He gave reporter Jeff McLane a unique reason for missing workouts: "I'm in Antarctica looking for frozen dinosaurs to extract their DNA and splice them with my chihuahuasaur," he said.
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