NFL considering major rule changes in 2023

The NFL is considering significant changes to the game for the upcoming season. For some time now, the fans have been making several allegations. Among those changes, the NFL could address umpire and defensive player ejections.

What change could there be in the referee question?

The NFL has not yet appointed full-time umpires. The referees who referee each game come from other professions. Therefore, it was concluded that without a full-time referee, the function of referee is gradually decreasing. Throughout its history, the NFL, like any other sport, has seen some controversial or wrong decisions.

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Referee Clay Martin calls in during the first half of the game between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos at Bank of America Stadium. (Image credit: Getty)

In that regard, Pro Football Talks’ Mike Florio shared some of his takeaways: “According to a source with knowledge of the situation, the push for full-time officials is gaining traction. That doesn’t mean it will happen or that it will be as clear and clean as all officials who immediately devote their full professional effort to officiating. The League may (for example) allow officers who are currently undeclared to continue to do so, although new officers must accept full-time jobs with no other professional commitments.

Previously, the NFL attempted a no-calls review by coaches during a game in the 2018 NFC Championship Game, but the idea wasn’t viable enough to proceed after just one season. Because of this, the NFL is considering implementing “Sky Judge,” which would allow an official in the dressing room to notify the umpire on the field of any bad call or missed no-call.

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Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy speaks to the umpires during the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. (Image credit: Getty)

What changes can be made to the defensive player issue?

The NFL is also exploring the idea of ​​the calling problem in relation to roughing the passer. Officials often delivered disputed calls or missed a no-call, which directly affected the results of the game. For this reason, a proposal was discussed among the franchisees: a) a review decision, which turned out to be a failure; b) automatic player ejection.

The ejection theory seems amenable to implementation in the field. According to NFL executive vice president Troy Vincent, “There were also discussions as to whether hitting a signal caller or a defenseless player should warrant an automatic ejection.” Vincent also dismissed the sky judge’s idea, saying, “I think so , the pursuit of perfection is a dangerous place.”

All of these theories and ideas will feed into the vote at the March session. Until then, we can speculate on the pros and cons of these possible implementations. Do share your thoughts in the comment box below. NFL considering major rule changes in 2023

Chris Estrada

Chris Estrada is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Chris Estrada joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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