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NFL Rejects Eagles’ Proposal to Replace Onside Kick with Fourth-and-20 Play; Discussions on Alternative Options Continue

BySamantha Nguyen

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. 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. The difficulty of recovering onside kicks under current NFL rules has sparked discussions around alternative options each offseason, but proposals like this one continue to face resistance from traditionalists within the league.

Despite the rejection of this particular proposal, 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 league may revisit discussions on alternative options for the onside kick.

For now, no changes have been made and the traditional onside kick remains the standard for NFL games. However, it is clear that there are concerns about the overall future of the kickoff within the league, with potential changes on

By Samantha Nguyen

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