It’s that time of year when teams across the NFL propose new rules to the league. Of course, they each must be voted on.
With that in mind, the Philadelphia Eagles proposed a rule change that’s already in the XFL. Even so, it has most football fans at odds.
According to Dianna Russini, the Eagles want the onside kick rule that’s in the XFL implemented in the NFL.
Not could—but did.
I’m told Philly has once again proposed this as a rule change and will take it to vote at the annual owners meeting later in March, they will need 24/32 votes in order to pass. https://t.co/MmMYTNeavy
— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) February 27, 2023
We’ve seen it in action already, as we watched a team make a brilliant comeback in the first week of the XFL. It turned heads as football fans enjoyed the whacky drama it ensued.
However, it seems those same fans are at odds about whether it would or in the NFL or not. Some even offer a slight change to the Eagles’ proposal.
— Chris Wilkes (@STEEL420) February 27, 2023
A lot of fans want the rule to be five yards further.
needs to be 4-20 and needs to give defense priority on defensive penalty liabilty. Meaning, if it's a "close to either side" kinda thing, favor defense instead of offense (offense usually gets favored in these situations)
— Monoliith (@Monoliithic) February 28, 2023
It’s not clear whether or not the Eagles want the exact rule that’s in the XFL. Still, though, it would make things incredibly interesting in close games.
If it’s the XFL rule they would have to be behind to do it
— Nelson (@BelgerNelson) February 27, 2023
It’s rare to see the words “fun” and “Madden” in the same sentence these days.
I mean I wouldn’t think it would be used often but imagine your down 10 in the 4th and you score a TD with under 10 seconds left you essentially give yourself a free Hail Mary (I think this would be fun to see in madden)
— Depressed Titans fan (@SADTITANSFAN22) February 28, 2023
This is an incredibly fair point. You can’t really trust NFL referees.
I don’t think the NFL needs an extra play where a defensive holding/PI can completely alter the outcome. Defenses already have it tough enough as it is.
— Ben Evans (@BenEvans49) February 28, 2023
As reported, the rule proposal needs a 24/32 vote to pass. Considering this isn’t the first time it’s been proposed, it’ll be interesting to see how it plays out.
Look for more updates on this rule proposal in the coming weeks. The Eagles could be onto something.