Could Tim Tebow be in the Pro Bowl?

Could Tim Tebow make the Pro Bowl as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles?

It’s unlikely, but maybe not as unlikely as you think.

The NFL is strongly considering changes to the point after touchdown (PAT), with Co-Chairman of the Competition Committee Rich McKay saying, “There’s a clear movement to wanting to change and change it this year.”

Whatever the specifics, any change will be geared toward giving teams more incentive to attempt a 2-point conversion — and that could make Tebow a very interesting player.

Because who doesn’t think the Eagles could get 2 yards (or less) with Tebow running the read option with DeMarco Murray? Who doesn’t think Tebow could throw 10 yards well enough to keep a defense honest on the goal line?

A specific 2-point package for Tebow would minimize all his shortcomings while taking advantage of his strengths. He could make one quick read and go.

Would it be worth trying? I think the math says yes. All you have to be is successful two-thirds of the time for it to payoff. If you go 100 percent kicking, you get 3 points for every three touchdowns. If you go 66 percent with Tebow, you get 4 points for every three touchdowns.

If you convert all your 2-pt attempts in that scenario, you end up with 3 extra points at the end of the game, and almost 24 percent of all NFL games in the last 20 years were decided by 3 points or less.

And what about field position? As a Jet, Tebow sometimes played as the personal protector on punts. I can easily see him filling the same role on the Eagles forcing the opposing team to defend against the fake. And I think Chip Kelly would pull the trigger on the fake a lot more often than Rex Ryan did in New York.

Yes, I can see Tebow becoming a very dangerous, very important special teams weapon.

And you know there is a Pro Bowl slot for special teams.

Author: Michael

Working in the newsroom, I had a front row seat as the internet just about killed newspapers. I knew I had to either evolve or risk becoming insignificant. So I changed. I learned how to build websites and blogs, and I used social media to go to my readers. Now the goal is to use what I've learned to honor God and serve my community.

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