The NFL just released their list of rule changes submitted by a few clubs and the Chargers were one of four teams to send in a proposal to be considered for the 2020 NFL season.
The Chargers joined in with the Ravens in proposing the same pair of rules for this next season. The first ruled proposed idea of adding a “booth umpire” to the officiating crew, increasing the team of seven officials to eight. The second rule would create a new position called a “Senior technology Advisor” to the referee to assist with the entire officiating crew.
I think my favorite rule that was proposed was the one by the Eagles where they would want to permanently change the rules around what plays would be automatically reviewed. While it may stop the flow of games a little more, the idea of making sure the biggest plays that will have a direct impact on the outcome of the match is probably best for the long run. It would just erase a lot of “what if” from the minds of fans and probably let a lot of people sleep a little bit better after controversial games. In fact, I hope they would just take what the XFL is doing in terms of transparency and bring it to the NFL.
But what do you all think? Do you like the proposed rules? Any of them stand out to you?