Tim Tebow made his final audition for the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night as he attempts to make the 53-man roster. In the last preseason game of the season, the 28-year-old quarterback put together a solid performance in a 24-18 loss against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
The Eagles have a battle for the third-string position, with Tebow and Matt Barkley competing for a reserve role behind Sam Bradford and Mark Sanchez. On the Eagles' first drive, Barkley was intercepted on a pass intended for second-year receiver Josh Huff. Barkley would finish with four completions on nine attempts for 45 yards.
The Eagles elected to give Tebow the majority of the snaps, and he appeared to take advantage of the opportunity. In the second quarter, Tebow benefited from some confused Jets defending and found running back Raheem Mostert on 3rd and 7, for a 19-yard completion. He would later toss a fine ball to Rasheed Bailey for an 18-yard touchdown strike.
A dual threat, Tebow also showed glimpses of his running skills with a 16-yard scamper in the second quarter, avoiding a sack by running to the sidelines for a first down. Later in the fourth quarter, Tebow delivered a deep pass that was caught by Freddie Martino. Tebow finished with 11 completions on 17 attempts for 189 yards.
However, it wasn't all smooth sailing for the former Heisman Trophy winner. In the fourth quarter, his ill-advised pass intended for Bailey was intercepted at the 9-yard line on 4th down and 15. Entering training camp, much of the discussion surrounding Tebow was whether he can overcome problems with his accuracy.
Tebow has not played a regular-season game since his time with the Jets in 2012. The deadline for roster cuts is Saturday at 4 p.m. ET.
Here are highlights from Tebow's performance against the Jets: