The NFL could reportedly consider another major rule change ahead of the 2023 season.
This past season, fans saw a notable increase in the usage of the “Tush Push” play, where teams would have two players line up behind the quarterback and help push him forward on a QB sneak play.
The Philadelphia Eagles used it aplenty with Jalen Hurts this past season, and the success of it got them to within a few plays of a Super Bowl 57 championship.
But during an interview with The 33rd Team, former NFL Vice President of Officiating Dean Blandino stated that the “Tush Push” play could be banned by the NFL before the start of next season:
“I think the league is going to look at this, and I’d be shocked if they don’t make a change,” Blandino stated.
Last year, the NFL made one drastic change by ensuring every team is guaranteed at least one possession in overtime. This even applies if the team that starts with the football scores a touchdown.
The calls for that rule change greatly increased following the Kansas City Chiefs-Buffalo Bills thrilling AFC Divisional Round contest. Kansas City won the coin toss and scored a touchdown on the opening drive, depriving Josh Allen and the Bills a chance to continue the game.
Many fans and pundits have also called for the NFL to implement a sky judge system and to use full-time officials in order to help cut back on game-changing officiating mistakes. It remains to be seen if the NFL will explore one or both options in the near future.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.