NFL could make the extra point a 42-yard kick…..really???


The extra point in the NFL is a given, a virtual statistical certainty. As such, the NFL is considering methods to liven up the point attempt, and one method could involve moving the spot of the attempt all the way back to the 25-yard line.

In January, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell began hinting that the days of the extra point as we know it are numbered, in large part because the conversion rate is a staggering 99.6 percent. “Are there any plays in the game that really are not consequential?” Goodell said at the time. “You want to add excitement with every play.”

The 25-yard line proposal should come before the Competition Committee when it meets later this week, but may not get close to reality anytime soon. “There is no consensus yet,” one committee member┬ásaid “We could experiment in preseason, but we are not there yet.”

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