NFL owners will have a number of proposed rule changes to vote on at next week’s league meetings, and one of them should receive support from everyone around the league — including the fans.
A rule proposed by the Washington Redskins suggests that if a preseason game is still tied at the end of the fourth quarter that the result should be a tie and the game should not go into overtime. That sounds perfectly reasonable and fair.
There are plenty of players who use the preseason with hopes of earning a roster spot, but the meaningless games can also harm their career.
I couldn’t think of anything worse than suffering a season or career-ending injury in overtime of a preseason game, so hopefully the owners will rally together and pass the vote that will save us all from extra meaningless football.