The NFL has approved a rule change to make both the decisions and actions following a touchdown more interesting.
The extra point rule for 2015 just changed. Snap for kick from the 15-yard line, 2-pt try stays at 2-yard line and defense can return.— Dean Blandino (@DeanBlandino) May 19, 2015
As multiple reporters have added, a defense can also return a two-point conversion for two points themselves.
It's also important to note that this is just for the 2015 season. This is a trial run where the committee can decide to implement it permanently later.
What this means for Denver
For the Broncos, it could mean a lot. It means Gary Kubiak, one of the NFL's more conservative head coaches, has incentive to be more aggressive (although this translates across the NFL landscape, potentially nullifying any aggressiveness gains). But it also means the Broncos are fortunate to have a pretty good kicker in that range.
Connor Barth has made 31 out of 35 field goals in his career from 30-39 yards (the new placement would mean extra points are 33-yard field goals). He went 5-for-5 in that range for the Broncos last year.
Should Brandon McManus return to field goal duties, he went two for three in this range last year.
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