Washington Post- The NFL’s competition committee is considering a proposal to trim overtime sessions to 10 minutes during the preseason and regular season, according to a person familiar with the league’s inner workings.
Overtime currently lasts 15 minutes. The reduction would save wear and tear on players.
Oh look, another terrible idea by the NFL. Not that ties happen very often in the NFL, why change something if it isn’t broken. If they are going to change anything about overtime, they should just change it to the college rules where each team possesses the ball and you get a chance to match what your opponent does.
Is saving 5 minutes in something that happens rarely to begin with a necessity? It’s the NFL we’re talking about here, so there’s no telling how they got to this logic. If this is an avenue they are going to take to look out for player safety, they may want to head back to the drawing board because they have this all wrong.
Only the NFL will claim they are looking out for players safety then change something like the duration of overtime. Par for the course for them.