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Daily Buzz: The Tebow End Game

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By Travis Duncan

There are two types of people in this world:

Those who believe Tim Tebow is a legitimate NFL backup quarterback or at least has a chance at playing in the NFL and has just been given a raw deal up until now. And the second group who see Eagles head coach Chip Kelly as a mastermind of transactions and Tebow is a pawn in a larger game.

Chris Korman of USA TODAY has a theory:

Worst case? Tebow never sees the field during a real game but does syphon media attention from besieged teammates — and his head coach — for the next several months.

This is already happening, of course, because Tebow’s gravitational pull is inescapable for those holding cameras or notebooks. He is the most overly documented human being of our time, which has been notable mostly for how overly documented it has been.

Whether it was intentional or not, it will be true Tebow will be the focus for Philly. Or Kelly likes his enthusiasm and thinks it will help the franchise. Or perhaps Kelly believes competition will be a motivating factor for a his  other quarterbacks named Sanchez and Bradford who have tasted success at the collegiate level but not at the pros.

Eagles training camp may look like a quarterback camp with five QBs on the roster and the possibility another one could be added at the draft.

Sam Bradford, Mark Sanchez, Matt Barkley and G.J. Kinne all join TT with the red jerseys in training camp.

Was this all a setup to bring in Marcus Mariota?