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.
Redskins are proposing to have the ball placed at 20-yard line (instead of 25) on touchback when kickoff passes through uprights.
— MarkMaske (@MarkMaske) March 23, 2017
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.