Tim Tebow is officially a member of the Philadelphia Eagles.
As expected, the Eagles announced Monday that Tebow has signed a one-year deal. He will wear No. 11.
Tebow, 27, worked out for the Eagles on March 16 but left without signing a contract. He becomes the team’s fifth quarterback, joining Sam Bradford, Mark Sanchez, Matt Barkley and G.J. Kinne.
Tebow and Sanchez were teammates with the Jets in 2012, which made for a circus-like atmosphere around the franchise. Tebow has a passionate and outspoken legion of fans, many of which rally behind the quarterback because of his religious beliefs and travel to see him play.
Chip Kelly traded for Bradford this offseason and made Sanchez among the league’s highest-paid backups (see Eagles offseason moves), so Tebow will have to battle with Barkley, Kinne and most likely a rookie draft pick to make the roster as the No. 3 quarterback.
Tebow, who hasn’t started a game since the 2011 postseason, owns a career 8-6 record with 17 touchdown passes and nine interceptions. He has a career 47.9 completion percentage and 75.3 passer rating. The dual-threat quarterback also has 989 rushing yards and 12 rushing touchdowns.
Tebow spent his first two seasons with Denver, which selected him in the first round of the 2010 draft, and led the Broncos to a first-round playoff win over the Steelers in 2011, but he and the Broncos were clobbered in the second round by the Patriots, 45-10.
Tebow completed just 9 of 26 passes against New England for 136 yards and didn’t throw or rush for a touchdown. In the offseason, the Broncos traded him to the Jets after signing Peyton Manning. Tebow hasn’t started since and thrown just eight passes.
Tebow went to training camp with the Patriots in 2013 but didn’t make the team. Last year, while still out of football, he did college football analyst work for ESPN and the SEC Network.
FOXSports' Jay Glazer reported that the Eagles spent time with Tebow’s personal quarterback coach, Tom House, and came away convinced that Tebow had improved.