Opportunity knocked for Tim Tebow Friday night in Philadelphia.

Tebow opened the door stared opportunity down then threw a pass 5 yards over opportunity’s head. Incomplete.

The latest -– and perhaps final –- stop on Tebow’s NFL adventure is with the Patriots. Friday night he got his chance late in the first half when Ryan Mallett hit the deck with a head injury.

Playing the final two series of the first half Tebow came out of the gates throwing high and incomplete to the left flat then just missed tight end Zach Sudfeld for what would have been a decent gain down the seam. On third down he was sandwiched by a fleet of rushers.

Tebow had one more drive before the end of the half and after throwing incomplete on first down was able to complete a screen to Leon Washington for 15 yards as time expired.

Coming out of halftime Mallett was sidelined with a head injury so it was Tebow’s party the rest of the way.

It was interesting. He picked up a first down on a third-and-8 play with a designed run that went for 12 yards. After a sack and another screen completion LeGarrette Blount ran for 14 yards on consecutive plays and got the Patriots into the end zone with a 1-yard run.

On the Patriots second drive of the half New England went to a Tebow package. Running a reverse wishbone with Tebow in shotgun running backs on either side of him and a deep man motioned in behind Tebow the Patriots ran the option.

Tebow ran for 19 yards on his first two carries against the Eagles second and third-stringers then did a nice job keeping a play alive to make a completion to Kamar Aiken for 15 yards.