According to a report from the Associated Press, the Philadelphia Eagles are responsible for one of three new extra point proposals which will be voted on next week at an NFL owner's meeting in San Francisco. Via AP:
"The Patriots, Eagles and the league's competition committee submitted the proposals. A three-fourths majority (24 owners) is needed for passage.
New England has suggested snapping the ball from the 15 for a one-point kick, meaning a 32- or 33-yard conversion, or placing the ball at the 2-yard line for a 2-point try.
Philadelphia proposes snapping from the 15 for the kick, but moving the ball to the 1 for a 2-point conversion. The Eagles also want the defense to be able to score the points if it returns a turnover on the 2-point conversion to the other end zone.
The competition committee offers the same as the Eagles, except the 2-point conversion would come from the 2-yard line.
Kicks are currently from the 2-yard line."
The proposal made by the Eagles is clearly influenced by head coach Chip Kelly. If the Eagles get their way, the new NFL 2-point conversion attempts will mirror the college football system. Kelly had a strong reputation of going for two points in college. That type of aggressiveness hasn't really carried over to the NFL yet, but perhaps that would change if this proposal goes through.
The Eagles' proposal could also bode well for the chances of Tim Tebow making Philadelphia's final roster. Some reports indicate the Eagles could experiment with Tebow as a short-yardage specialist. It's also worth noting the Eagles moved on from LeSean McCoy in desire of more physical running backs like DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews.
It'll be interesting to see how the votes shake out. Stay tuned.