Owners To Vote On Fourth-And-15 Onside Kick Alternative

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Owners To Vote On Fourth-And-15 Onside Kick Alternative 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Fri May 22, 2020 12:54 pm

The NFL\'s owners will vote on a dramatic rule change pertaining to onside kicks that could come to the league in 2020.

The rule, proposed by the Philadelphia Eagles, would give teams an alternative option to the onside kick.

Instead of trying to recover an onside kick, teams would have the option of attempting to convert a fourth-and-15 play from their own 25-yard line. If they get the 15 yards, they get a first down and keep possession of the ball. If they don\'t get the 15 yards, the other team would take over possession from wherever the play ended.

For the rule to pass, 24 of the NFL\'s 32 owners would have to vote on it at their next meeting, which will be held virtually on May 28. 

Via John Breech/CBS Sports

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