PHILADELPHIA (TheBlaze/AP) — Has Tebow-mania officially hit the City of Brotherly Love?
When he entered a preseason game midway through the third quarter Sunday, Tim Tebow got a standing ovation from Eagles fans.
In fact, the crowd roared so loudly when his name was introduced Sunday that he had to quiet them down because he was taking the snap out of a shotgun formation.
Tim Tebow #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles throws a pass in the third quarter of a preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts on August 16, 2015, at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
"It's very humbling, a blessing. I appreciated it," the quarterback said.
Tebow completed his first four passes against the Indianapolis Colts, and fans chanted "Tebow! Tebow!" during his first series.
He finished with 15 yards rushing on four carries. He completed 6 of 12 passes for 69 yards and was sacked twice.
But Tebow's big moment was diving into the pylon on a 7-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter.
Tim Tebow #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs past Winston Guy #27 of the Indianapolis Colts to score a touchdown in the fourth quarter on August 16, 2015 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Tebow hadn't played since the 2013 preseason with New England until the Eagles (1-0) signed him to compete with Matt Barkley for the No. 3 spot behind Sam Bradford and Mark Sanchez. Barkley was 12 of 20 for 192 yards and one interception. The Eagles beat the Colts 36-10.
"I liked how Timmy threw it," Eagles coach Chip Kelly said.
"Did some things decent and some things we have to work on," Tebow said. "I have to be more consistent."
Here's a look at Tebow's touchdown and the reaction afterward:
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