As the NFL preseason draws to a close and teams scramble to make last-minute roster cuts, there’s notable backup-quarterback news coming out of Philadelphia.
The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport first reported that the Eagles traded quarterback Matt Barkley to the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for a seventh-round pick, meaning that Tim Tebow is in good shape to make Chip Kelly’s final 53-man roster.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 4, 2015
Tebow falls behind both Sam Bradford and Mark Sanchez on the quarterback depth chart, but may still see a decent amount of playing time in short-yardage situations and as a two-point specialist.
The Eagles open their regular season on Monday, September 14, against the Falcons.