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Tim Tebow, Sam Bradford, Mark Sanchez have history

3/16/2015

PHILADELPHIA -- Connect the quarterback dots.

In 2007, Florida’s Tim Tebow won the Heisman Trophy. Tebow became the first sophomore ever to win the Heisman. He returned for his junior season at the University of Florida and had another great season. This time, Tebow finished third in the Heisman voting.

The winner? Sam Bradford. Tebow actually had more first-place votes than Bradford by a margin of 309 to 300. Bradford had more total points, 1,726 to 1,525.

Tebow was a first-round pick of the Denver Broncos in the 2010 NFL draft. He spent two years playing for Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels.

The No. 1 overall pick in 2010 was Bradford. He was taken by the St. Louis Rams, whose offensive coordinator was Pat Shurmur. After going 7-9 in 2010, Shurmur was hired as the head coach of the Cleveland Browns.

His replacement? Josh McDaniels. The Broncos had fired McDaniels in December of 2010. St. Louis hired Steve Spagnuolo to be its new head coach, and Spagnuolo hired McDaniels. The two were fired after one season.

Meanwhile, Tebow played for the Broncos in 2011. After the season, Denver signed Peyton Manning to be its quarterback. Tebow was released. He signed with the New York Jets as a backup quarterback.

The Jets’ starter? Mark Sanchez.

When Tebow worked out for the Eagles on Monday, as reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, he was vying for a spot with a team that just made two moves at quarterback.

The moves? Trading for Sam Bradford and re-signing Mark Sanchez.

Obviously, Tebow couldn't be far behind.