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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Broncos propose onside kick rule change using AAF idea

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The Denver Broncos liked a rule they saw in the AAF and are proposing that the NFL adopt it.

The NFL on Friday shared with all its clubs the rule change proposals made by franchises for the 2019 season. The Broncos submitted a few proposals, including one that would provide an onside kick alternative.

Denver’s rule proposal would allow the opportunity for a team to declare once in the fourth quarter that they want to try to retain possession rather than give the ball away on a kickoff after a score. That team would be given a 4th-and-15 situation from their 35-yard line. If they convert, they maintain possession. If not, the defense takes over at the resulting yard line.

Here’s the language of the proposal.

This proposal comes from what the AAF has put into effect. In fact, we saw one AAF team convert in this exciting scenario a few weeks ago.

Sign me up — I like this idea.

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