The NFL has a serious problem when it comes to concussions. They are attempting all kinds of rule changes to figure out ways to make the game safer or there wont be a game in the future. It’s not hyperbole, the NFL already has a billion dollar lawsuit settlement that they have agreed to pay to former players. The next lawsuit would be even more if they can’t show that they are trying to make the game safer.
This year’s major changes being considered are to the kickoff, and they would fundamentally change the play. The changes being considered by NFL owners are huge and would make the play much more like a punt than the kickoff as we currently know it.
Here is a clear breakdown of the proposed changes:
Here’s an overview of proposed changes to the kickoff rule that will be under consideration at next week’s annual @NFL Spring League Meeting. pic.twitter.