The Philadelphia Eagles are trying to change the NFL forever….again. Just last offseason, the franchise proposed an onside kick alternative to be voted on by NFL owners, but it failed to pass after coming up eight votes short.
That failure has not stopped them as they are giving it another try this offseason.
“The Eagles are proposing the fourth-and-15 alternative to the onside kick,” NFL insider Mark Maske reported. “That’s a proposal that has had some support in recent years but not enough to be ratified by the owners. A team could opt to try for a first down on fourth and 15 instead of an onside kick.”
“The fourth-and-15 proposal, as an alternative to the onside kick, is back for reconsideration this offseason after it was tabled by the owners last May,” he said on Twitter. “It also was proposed in each of the previous two offseasons. The Eagles are proposing it for a second straight offseason.”
In 2020, teams attempted 67 onside kicks, but only three were recovered. In 2019, eight of 63 were recovered.
Owners meet virtually March 30-31.