In a decision on Wednesday, National Football League proprietors passed a standard change — set forth by the Kansas City Chiefs — that would permit major parts in specific situations to wear extended scopes of numbers on their shirts. Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer revealed the content of three principle changes that proprietors affirmed.
Protective backs will presently be permitted to wear numbers from 1-49. Running backs, fullbacks, tight finishes, H-backs and wide collectors will be permitted numbers from 1-49 and from 80-89. Both hostile and protective linemen will be permitted 50-79 — while cautious linemen may likewise wear numbers from 90-99. Linebackers will be permitted 1-59 and 90-99.
This change is proposed to help groups discover special numbers for each player on the program — which is regularly an issue during the preseason — while as yet making it feasible for authorities to effortlessly perceive qualified pass recipients. Bosses wellbeing Tyrann Mathieu has recommended that he may change his number from 32 to 21.
The proprietors casted a ballot to favor a change to moment replay decides that will permit the replay associate to talk with on-field authorities on decisions about ball ownership, regardless of whether passes were finished or inadequate and whether a ball transporter was somewhere near contact — or crossed the objective line, first-down line, sideline or endline.
Likewise affirmed was a Competition Committee recommendation that during onside kicks, an accepting group may have close to nine players somewhere in the range of 10 and 25 yards of the opening shot spot. It is trusted that this will expand the likelihood that onside kicks will be recuperated by the kicking group.
Proprietors additionally casted a ballot to support another change set forward by the Los Angeles Rams that would add a deficiency of down to the punishment surveyed briefly forward pass — or for a pass made after the ball returns behind the line of scrimmage. Already, such punishments just expense the hostile group five yards.
Furthermore, the proprietors acknowledged a proposition from the Chicago Bears that changes the principles for punishments on progressive extra-point attempts. The updated decide will guarantee that the two punishments will be upheld.
While the proprietors casted a ballot to wipe out extra time in preseason games, recommendations that would have changed additional time rules were opposed. Some standard proposition — including a standard that would have given groups the alternative to endeavor a fourth-and-15 play rather than an onside kick to look after belonging — never confronted a vote in the wake of being postponed by the groups that put them forward.