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Should the Jets go for two every time with Tebow?

Apr 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Popular News

We’re all still trying to figure out how the New York Jets will execute the first successful two-quarterback rotation in NFL history with Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow, but one thing’s for sure — when you acquire Tebow, as the Jets recently did, you’ve got yourself one impressive red zone weapon.

Little-known factoid: At Florida, Tebow racked up as many collegiate rushing touchdowns as Marshall Faulk did at San Diego State, and that number (57) is good for eighth in college football history. In his first NFL season, Tebow scored six rushing touchdowns for the Denver Broncos in just 43 attempts. 2011 saw his first real time as a serious NFL starting quarterback, but Tebow still excelled in the red zone, scoring six more rushing TDs on 122 attempts.

Jason Lisk of The Big Lead hypothesizes that with Tebow, the Jets should almost always go for a two-point conversion instead of an extra point, and it’s a very solid case.

 

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