Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Tim Tebow
Sep 3, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Tim Tebow (11) drops back to pass against the New York Jets during the fourth quarter of a preseason game at MetLife Stadium. The Jets defeated the Eagles 24-18. Reuters/Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles faced the New York Jets on Thursday and the game appears to be the final chance for quarterbacks Tim Tebow and Matt Barkley to audition for a roster slot.

NFL teams are required to submit their 53-man roster to the league on Saturday, the deadline on which players will be part of the respective roster in the upcoming 2015 NFL Season.

The Eagles have already a starting quarterback in Sam Bradford, who was acquired by Philadelphia in a trade with the St. Louis Rams earlier in the offseason. Tebow and Barkley are fighting to become the third quarterback in the Eagles line-up after Bradford, who has had suffered different injuries throughout his NFL career and Mark Sanchez, pegged as the primary back-up QB.

In their game against the Jets, which the Eagles lost, 24-18, Barkley got the starting nod but Tebow played under center for most of the snaps of the game.

The 24-year-old Barkley was intercepted in the Eagles’ first drive of the game and the 28-year-old Tebow substituted in immediately in the next drive for the Eagles.

Tebow finished with 189 passing yards on 11 of 17 completions with 2 touchdowns and in interception while Barkley had 45 passing yards on 4 of 9 completions with an interception. Tebow was sacked twice and Barkley once.

This was the Eagles’ first loss in the preseason after winning against the Indianapolis Colts, 36-10, Baltimore Ravens, 40-17 and Green Bay Packers, 39-26 in their first three games. Philadelphia opens the new NFL season against the Atlanta Falcons on Sept. 15.

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