The latest in the Tebow Saga.

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I’m a huge Tim Tebow fan. I’m not going to apologize. I like him as a person, he’s cute as a button, and he’s an exciting player to watch. #sorrynotsorry

With that preamble we are now counting down to the roster cut deadline and there are a lot of rumblings about Tim Tebow’s status with The Eagles. I’m going to lead you through a quick recap.

The Stats

Tebow definitely made the most of his final NFL showing. His final stats included going 11 for 17 in passing for a total of 189 yards, 32 rushing yards, 2 touchdowns, and 1 interception. The single interception was thrown on fourth down. When asked if he regretted the interception, Tebow replied that he didn’t. Instead he chalked it up to a tough fourth and long situation. His performance far surpassed that of fellow Eagles quarterback Matt Barkley. Barkley’s final stats were, 4 for 9 in passing attempts for a total of 45 yards, and 1 interception. But one game can’t make or break Tebow’s chances. Let’s take a look at the preseason total stats for The Eagle quarterbacks.

Quarterback Attempts Completions Yards Yards per Attempt TD INT Rating
Sam Bradford 15 13 156 10.4 3 0 149.6
Mark Sanchez 46 29 320 7 3 0 105.3
Matt Barkley 52 27 351 6.8 0 2 57.5
Tim Tebow 36 21 286 7.9 2 1 90.7

As you can see, Tebow outperformed Barkely in completion percentage, YPA, touchdowns, interceptions, and rating.

The Rumors

The latest is that Barkley has been traded to the Arizona Cardinals.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000521959/article/matt-barkley-traded-to-arizona-cardinals

This is good news for Tebow fans and all signs point to this deal being legit. If Barkley is traded to The Cardinals it’s a pretty good indication that Tebow will remain after the final roster cuts.

There has also been news that that The Eagles are interested in acquiring Robert Griffin III from the Washington Redskins, as well as rumors that Tebow is supposedly on his way of of Philly. So we’ll see what the future holds. However, the future is looking bright for those of us rooting for Tebow.

http://www.oregonlive.com/nfl/index.ssf/2015/09/chip_kelly_eagles_interested_i.html

http://www.tmz.com/2015/09/04/tim-tebow-reportedly-spotted-at-airport-eagles-mum-on-status/

*stats from NFL.com

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