The league will discuss several rule changes at the NFL Annual Meeting in Arizona next week. Twenty-three rule changes and four bylaw changes have been proposed, per NFL.com.
Among the notable proposals: a change to overtime procedure.
Chicago proposes that both teams get a possession in OT, so you wouldn't see a situation like the one that befell the Broncos in Seattle.— Andrew Mason (@MaseDenver) March 18, 2015
The Broncos scored 17 fourth quarter points against the Seahawks in Week 3 and tied the game at 20-20 to send it to overtime. In overtime, the Seahawks won the coin toss, received the ball, and scored a touchdown, winning the game.
Chicago's proposed rule change would have given Denver a chance to match the score.
Other proposed rule changes include the following:
- The Colts proposed a preseason experiment that would give teams a chance for essentially a three-point conversion. Under the proposal, a team that converts a two-point conversion would get the opportunity to try for an extra point, kicking from the 50-yard line.
- The Patriots proposed moving PATs back to the 15-yard line, keeping two-point conversions at the 2-yard line.
- The Lions proposed that all penalties be reviewable. The Titans proposed that personal foul penalties would be reviewable by way of a coach's challenge.
- One proposal suggested that coaches call a timeout instead of throwing a challenge flag. If the challenge is won, the team would win back its time out.
- Several instant replay proposals were made. Along those lines, New England suggested that cameras be placed on every sideline, goal line, and end line for better replay angles.
- A bylaw proposal suggested eliminating the roster cutdown from 90 to 75 players. The alternative would be trimming from 90 to 53 players after preseason.