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Eagles Propose Alternative to Onside Kick, But NFL Rejects Again

BySamantha Jones

Mar 25, 2024
NFL Teams Reject Proposed Fourth-and-20 Onside Kick Replacement

The NFL has recently rejected a proposal by the Eagles to replace the onside kick with a fourth-and-20 play during a league meeting. This proposed rule would have allowed teams to line up their offense on the field instead of kicking off after scoring a touchdown or field goal. Teams would have had the opportunity to convert a fourth-and-20 play from their own 20-yard line to keep possession of the ball.

Despite this rejection, discussions around alternative options for the onside kick continue each offseason due to the difficulty of recovering onside kicks under current NFL rules. However, proposals like the one put forth by the Eagles face resistance from traditionalists within the league.

The Competition Committee Chairman, Rich McKay, acknowledged that more discussions on onside kick alternatives will be held in the future. The NFL is currently considering implementing a low-impact kickoff rule similar to what was seen in the XFL. Once the kickoff rules for the 2024 season are determined, the NFL may revisit discussions on alternative options for the onside kick. As of now, no changes have been made, and the traditional onside kick remains the standard for NFL games.

By Samantha Jones

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