One team has stepped forward to publicly advocate a change to the current overtime rules just a few weeks into the NFL offseason. The Indianapolis Colts, according to NFL Media, suggested a new plan that would guarantee each team possession during overtime.
The proposal would apply to both the regular season and the playoffs, but it would require 24 of the 32 teams to vote in favour of the change. All 32 teams are anticipated to assemble in late March for the 2022 offseason meetings.
It was just a matter of time until one of the NFL’s teams voiced their concerns to the rest of the league. During the AFC playoffs, the Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills had a classic matchup in the divisional round, but it finished with Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs having possession of the football in overtime.
After winning the coin toss, the former Super Bowl MVP led the Chiefs to a 42-36 triumph with an 8-play 75-yard drive that ended in a touchdown pass to All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce. Despite having possibly the best game of his career, Bills quarterback Josh Allen was unable to match the TD drive in overtime.
The Wyoming product threw for 329 yards and four touchdowns on 27 of 37 passing attempts, with 68 yards on the run. It will be fascinating to see if NFL owners remember that game and vote to change it.