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Chargers Daily Links: Proposal for an alternative to the onside kick is gaining momentum

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A proposal being voted on by the NFL that would give teams an alternative to the traditional onside kick is gaining some serious momentum around the league in recent days, as reported by NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.

It should be noted, however, that no team would be allowed to try this more than twice in a single game.

Per Mark Maske of the Washington Post, the Denver Broncos were actually the first team to propose the rule change at the league’s annual meetings back in March 2019.

For this change to go through, the proposal would need the backing of at least 24 teams.

Most recently, the 4th-and-15 attempt was used in January’s Pro Bowl by the NFC when they were down by five in the fourth quarter but Kirk Cousins was intercepted by Earl Thomas.

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