The Redskins Just Proposed An Awesome Rule Change That The NFL Should Consider

PHILADELPHIA - DECEMBER 15: Head Linesman James Wilson #43 signals for the kick off as the Philadelphia Eagles play their final regular season game at Veterans Stadium against the Washington Redskins during NFL action on December 15, 2002 at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles will play in its new home, Lincoln Financial Field on August 22, 2003 in a preseason game against the New England Patriots. The Eagles defeated the Redskins 34-21. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

One of the biggest topics of conversation in the recent NFL competition committee meetings held annually has to do with what to do with kicking.

Whether it’s moving kickoffs up for safety reasons and then moved extra points back for entertainment reasons, the league has tamped with the aspect of kicking to get it just right.

With the moved up kickoffs, on a strong kick the ball can sometimes sail through the uprights as it would for a field goal. The Washington Redskins apparently feel as if this should be rewarded.


The team has pitched their proposal to place the ball ball five yards closer to the end zone than usual if the kicker can nail a hypothetical field goal during a kickoff.

The rule if instated would surely bring excitement to the now seemingly monotonous chore if taking the field just to kick it out of the back of the end zone, with possibilities including the return attempting to jump and block the ball from going through.