By Harry Allison
Tomorrow ends this week’s Eagles’ mini-camp and starts a six-week oeriod where there will be no regularly scheduled Eagles news until the August 2 opening of training camp.
So Chip Kelly addressed the media again today at the NovaCare Complex, and said quarterback Tim Tebow continues to progress as he battles for a backup spot on the final roster.
“He’s progressed. He’s really progressed,” Kelly said of Tebow. “It’s tough on a first-year quarterback (in this system). You saw a little bit last year with Mark (Sanchez). We throw our quarterbacks in the deep end.
“They could be ready to go. They drop back and then a rookie receiver runs the wrong route. They’re looking for him where he’s supposed to be, and he’s at the other side of the field. You have to deal with a lot of variables.
“I have seen improvement from Tim from the day we got him in terms of his knowledge of what we’re doing, getting used to the way we do things. What we do is different from anything he’s done in the past. But each week you’ve seen an incremental bump and then some. I’m excited to see where that takes him as we move forward. It will be a good competition when we get to camp.”
Tebow is expected to battle third-year player Matt Barkley for the Eagles’ No. 3 quarterback spot behind Sam Bradford and Sanchez.