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Former Eagles quarterback retires from playing baseball

A legend walks away.

Philadelphia Eagles v New York Jets Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images for New York Jets

Before there was Carson Wentz, there was another polarizing Philadelphia Eagles quarterback who wore No. 11, had a five-letter last name, and proudly displayed his Christian faith.

That's right, I’m talking about Tim Tebow.

Recently retired minor league baseball Tim Tebow, that is. He officially ended his career with the New York Mets on Wednesday evening.

With Tebow in the news, I can’t help but think back to what now feels like such a surreal time in Eagles history. It’s safe to say he was the most prolific fringe player they’ve ever had competing for a roster spot in training camp, right?

There was actually some real excitement about Tebow back in 2015! I kind of forgot how he captivated fans at Lincoln Financial Field during his Eagles preseason debut.

I do recall how he outdueled Matt Barkley in the Eagles’ preseason finale but still failed to make the 53-man roster. That matchup against the New York Jets ended up being the final game of his football career.

And now it appears Tebow’s time as a professional athlete altogether is now over. I’ll remember his stint with the Eagles as a strange but fun time ahead of an awful 2015 season.