The NFL’s competition committee will submit their proposals next week per the league. When deciding to implement a bid, the committee asks how it would be officiated, coached and executed by players. They also ask: “Does the change improve the game?” The committee then reports to the 32 team owners, who vote at the league’s annual meeting (March 27-30). A proposal needs at least 24 votes of approval from owners to come into existence.
Current overtime rules allow both sides to have possession so long the first drive doesn’t end in a touchdown. The league shortened overtime from 15 to 10 minutes in 2017, citing player safety concerns. These changes came after the NFL modified the overtime rules for the 2010 playoffs, then adopted them full-time two years later.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2022
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