Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is not a fan of ties in his sport. Therefore, the 32-year-old comes around the corner with an idea that would revolutionize the overtime rules in the NFL.
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is dissatisfied with the overtime rules in the NFL.
Especially the chance of a draw is a thorn in Wilson’s side and so the 32-year-old has now thrown his very own idea for overtime into the room.
Russell Wilson idea: Field goal decides the game
Russell Wilson was one of the guests in the new “Manning Cast” at Monday’s game between the Las Vegas Raiders and the Baltimore Ravens. The “Manning Cast” is an alternative for “ESPN” viewers on Monday Night Football. There the two Manning brothers, Eli and Peyton, comment on the game and also have guests on board.
Since the game went into overtime, the topic was quickly found for Wilson: “That drives me crazy. We go into overtime and play the ten minutes and if nobody scores, it’s a draw and everyone goes home,” he said Quarterback one possible scenario: “How awful is that, please?”
Whoever wins the coin toss gets a kick and can decide: Either you kick yourself, or hand over responsibility and let the opposing team kick it, that’s Wilson’s idea. His suggestion would be the 35-yard line, a 53-yard field goal.
So in the end it would all boil down to a game-winning field goal. If the kicker hits, his team wins, if he misses, the other team wins.
NFL: Ties rarely
Even if this scenario rarely occurs – only four times in the past four NFL seasons – it would bring a new level to the games, which in the end creates additional tension.
Perhaps the league will soon agree to such a rule change. In any case, more thrills would be required.