What would happen is rather than try and recover a kick after 10 yards, which has become next to impossible under the current rules, a team would have a fourth-and-15 play from the kicking team's 25-yard line. It's an alternative to the onside kick as a means for the scoring team getting another offensive possession.
Perhaps the most radical proposal comes from the Philadelphia Eagles.
As it stands, teams have nearly no chance of recovering an on-side kick.
According to numerous reports, one of the changes that has garnered a lot of support recently is a rule that would provide teams an alternative to the onside kick.
The Philadelphia Eagles have proposed an alternative to the onside kick, which has become far more hard to successfully execute thanks to new configuration regulations that promote health and safety.
FILE - In this December 15, 2019 file photo Los Angeles Rams punter Johnny Hekker kicks an onside kick during an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas.
The competition committee has recommended not renewing the use of video reviews of pass interference.
This rule was put into place in the short-lived Alliance of American Football (AAF) league in 2018, with the first team to attempt it successfully converting a first down.
According to NFL Media's Judy Battista, the proposal "has in the past been sniffed at by some as too gimmicky", but it will be under consideration by owners during a May 28 virtual meeting.
- Making permanent the expansion of automatic replay reviews to include scoring plays and turnovers negated by a foul, and any successful or unsuccessful extra-point attempt.