- James Walker, ESPN Staff Writer
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Last week in the AFC East blog we questioned Tim Tebow's NFL future. The New York Jets cannot wait to get rid of the polarizing quarterback and the hometown Jacksonville Jaguars want nothing to do with him.
But this week things are suddenly looking up for Tebow. Two recent head-coaching hires could provide two more possibilities.
Marc Trestman, the new coach of the Chicago Bears, has ties with Tebow. The former CFL coach and quarterback guru worked with Tebow before the 2010 NFL draft. Trestman has always had high praise for Tebow. If Trestman still believes in Tebow, he can have the quarterback on the cheap this offseason to backup starter Jay Cutler.
Chip Kelly, the new coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, has no official tie to Tebow. But it is no secret that Kelly likes mobile quarterbacks to run his up-tempo style of offense. Tebow also can be acquired for virtually little, which may attract some teams. But Tebow's throwing issues and poor mechanics make this less of a possibility, even as a backup.
For now, add Chicago to the list of potential landing spots in the 2013 "Tebow Sweepstakes." Philadelphia? Not so much.