By Harry Allison
At today’s NFL owners meeting in San Francisco, the powers that be will consider at least one rule change that is tailor-made for the Eagles:
Giving Tim Tebow an even better chance to make the team and be a contributor in 2015.
Making the point after more challenging could sway coaches to try the two-point conversion more often. There were only 59 such attempts (and only 28 successful ones) in 256 regular-season games in 2014.
But one intriguing possibility is that more two-point attempts could lead to two-point conversion specialists. The Eagles, who want the two-point try attempted from the 1-yard line, might not have any use for Tebow as a quarterback. But could coach Chip Kelly decide to make Tebow his go-to player for two-point tries? A mobile, option-style quarterback might be able to excel in such a role and be more of a weapon than a quarterback whose only option is to throw in a very tight space.
Tebow scored 12 rushing touchdowns in two seasons with the Denver Broncos. Four of them were from 2 yards or less, and he was also two-for-two on two-point conversions — both rushes.