Former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow tried out as a quarterback for the Eagles Monday, a team source confirmed. News of the tryout was first reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter, who later tweeted that the team is not expected to sign Tebow at this time.
Tebow, who briefly was the Denver Broncos' starting quarterback after they drafted him in the first round in 2010, hasn't played in the NFL since he spent the 2013 preseason with New England. If he were to sign with the Eagles, he would be reunited with Mark Sanchez, the Jets quarterback who struggled through Tebowmania in 2012, and with Riley Cooper, a roommate at Florida.
The high water mark of Tebow's NFL career was when he led the Broncos into the 2011 playoffs and actually won a game, upsetting ther Steelers. But subsequently, the widespread judgment has been that his passing mechanics were not up to NFL standards. With the Jets in 2012, Tebow completed 6 of 8 passes for 39 yards.
Tebow worked as a college football analyst for ESPN last season. The Boston Globe reported recently that he has been working on his mechanics with Tom House, who also works with Tom Brady and Drew Brees.