PHILADELPHIA — Tim Tebow saw his first game action in nearly two years Sunday, enlivening the second half of a mostly routine and meaningless preseason game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Indianapolis Colts.

Fans at Lincoln Financial Field greeted him enthusiastically, and Tebow threw the ball relatively accurately at times and ran for a late touchdown while closing out a 36-10 triumph.

Tebow was the third Eagles quarterback to play in the game, following Mark Sanchez and Matt Barkley. The likely starter, Sam Bradford, didn’t play at all. It appears that Tebow and Barkley are competing for a roster spot as Philadelphia’s No. 3 quarterback.

Tebow last played in a regular season NFL game in 2012 for the New York Jets. He played in preseason games for the New England Patriots in 2013 but was released before the season.

He completed 6 of 12 passes for 69 yards and had 15 yards on four rushes, including a 7-yard touchdown dash to the corner of the end zone with just more than two minutes remaining.

Many of those fans who remained in the stands gave Tebow a loud ovation when he entered the game. Fans cheered again when Tebow’s name was announced, and he waved his arms to ask for quiet.

Tebow completed his first four passes. His opening drive ended with an incompletion on a throw into the end zone and a missed field-goal attempt by Cody Parkey.

His accuracy wavered after his hot start, and Tebow sailed a fourth-quarter pass high over a receiver’s head before the Eagles settled for a field goal. He completed only 1 of 6 attempts in the fourth quarter.

JETS: Coach Todd Bowles would prefer Geno Smith wait until the doctors tell him he can throw footballs again.

Smith was photographed by the New York Post playing catch with a friend outside his New Jersey apartment Saturday, two days after the quarterback had jaw surgery. Smith had plates and screws inserted into the jaw, which was broken by a punch from then-teammate Ikemefuna Enemkpali on Tuesday.

The newspaper published a front-page image of Smith, his face swollen with black bandages on each cheek.

Bowles says that Smith “shouldn’t be doing it right now” and that the team discussed that with the quarterback.

BILLS: Coach Rex Ryan said defensive tackle Jarius Wynn could be lost for the season after a serious ACL injury.

Ryan called the injury “devastating” to both the Bills and Wynn, and said that Wynn will miss the season if an ACL tear is confirmed.

49ERS: Even a day later, hype surrounded Jarryd Hayne’s impressive first NFL action.

The former Australian rugby league star broke open a 53-yard run early in the second quarter of a 23-10 loss at Houston. He had five carries for 63 yards, a 33-yard kickoff return and a pair of punt returns totaling 24 yards.

None of this means a thing when it comes to whether the 27-year-old rookie will make the 53-man roster out of training camp, which would still be a surprise. A spot on the practice squad has long seemed most likely, yet Hayne is certainly doing his part to make an impact.

“I just wanted to come out, obviously, and do well and not make any mistakes,” Hayne said. “That was probably the biggest thing.”