Eagles Target Tim Tebow: SI

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    DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 11: Quarterback Tim Tebow #7 of the Florida Gators stands onstage before the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Gatorade Duel at Daytona International Speedway on February 11, 2010 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR) *** Local Caption *** Tim Tebow

    Sports Illustrated's Peter King reports that the Eagles are now targeting Florida Gators icon Tim Tebow.

    Buried at the bottom of his article about the impact of the Donovan McNabb trade, King writes:

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    I have heard the Eagles will now focus on Tebow and are likely to join the parade of teams working him out and spending time with him. With seven picks in the first four rounds, Philadelphia has the ammo to go get the developmental quarterback Reid always likes to have on his roster. So don't think they won't be in play for one of these players.

    And a post on the Eagles Web site says "It's no rumor that the Eagles are interested in selecting him," although the front office tells us this morning they don't have anything more to say.

    "I would be really surprised if they took him in the first three rounds," said WIP's Howard Eskin, even though "GM Howie Roseman really likes him as a person and a leader."

    Eskin thinks using a top pick on Tebow would be too big a gamble for the Eagles.

    "Nobody's sure he's ever gonna be a great quarterback in the NFL...he has too big a windup...he doesn't get the ball out fast enough," said Eskin.

    The draft is still two weeks away and "all kinds of things are gonna come up," Eskin said.

    Tebow, who just signed a big endorsement deal with Nike on Monday, is on a pre-draft tour in Cleveland today and then heads over to McNabb's new team -- the Redskins -- on Thursday and Friday, according to ESPN.