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Eric Decker predicts new role for Tebow after big NFL change

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On Tuesday the NFL announced that extra points will be moved to the 15-yard line for the 2015 season.

NFL owners approved the Competition Committee's proposal on extra points, with the league hoping the change will result in more teams going for two points from the 2-yard line.

Huge change 

"NFL owners approved the Competition Committee's proposal on extra points for the 2015 season," reported on Tuesday

"The NFL announced the extra point will now be kicked from the 15-yard line with two-point conversions remaining at the 2-yard line. The new rule also gives the defense the ability to score two points on returns."

Tim Tebow to benefit?

Furthermore, one player that could benefit from the extra point rule change is Eagles quarterback Tim Tebow.

Eric Decker, a former teammate of Tebow's, believes he can become a two-point conversion specialist in Philadelphia.

"Chip's been doing a lot of stuff this year, so I think anything's possible," Decker told the New York Daily News. "Really, (Tebow) can create his own role. I know he wants to be head quarterback, but he can create a role for himself that can help a team in many ways (whether it's) the two-point conversion if it's moved up or a goal-line package.

"He has the athletic ability to be a personal punt protector and can play other positions. They'll figure out a way to utilize him if it's going to help them be a better football team."

Tebow could be a star again 

There is no doubt that Tim Tebow has ability on the football field. But the secret is finding a way to unleash his brilliance on the NFL. 

Tebow is not and never will be a starting quarterback in the NFL, he is just not good enough as a passer. But this rule change will definitely be able to open up an opportunity for the Eagles to try something. 

It would not be surprising to see Philadelphia operate some kind of two-point conversion package just for Tebow personally now that extra points will be taken from the 15-yard line. 

The rule change certainly makes the prospect of the extra point more daunting, and there is a big chance a gambling team run by Chip Kelly will try out Tebow as a specialist two-pointer next season. 

Only time will tell whether or not Tebow will be utilized on two-point conversions, but what do you think NFL fans? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below. 

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