The second-chance kids are off to slow starts. Not that either of them are close to starting.
Former Tampa Bay Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman struggled in his preseason game for the Miami Dolphins Thursday night, hitting only five of 16 passes for 76 yards with no touchdowns. Freeman, cut and then brought back by Miami earlier this off-season, is fighting for the No. 3 quarterback job on the team with McLeod Bethel-Thompson.
If Freeman looks like a longshot to make the roster, you could say the same for Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Tim Tebow, also a former No. 1 draft pick. Like Freeman has cycled through Minnesota and the Giants since leaving Tampa Bay, Tebow has gone through the Jets and Patriots.
Tebow is listed as the No. 4 quarterback on the Eagles’ roster behind Mark Sanchez, Sam Bradford and Matt Barkley.
At this point, both Tebow and Freeman might be long shots to make their rosters.