The 2021 NFL draft will kick off in Cleveland one week from Thursday. But even with one of the league’s biggest annual events on deck, there always seems to be ancillary business to conduct. Some competitive matters will be discussed Wednesday, when owners are scheduled to vote on an assortment of rules, bylaws and resolution proposals.
The league recently detailed a laundry list of various suggestions in a 35-page memo, but we’ll try to distill the 10 potential rule changes and a few bonus measures down to the basics. (Each proposal must be approved by at least 75% of the owners – a minimum of 24 – in order to be adopted.)
1. Eliminate overtime in preseason
Pretty self-explanatory as no one from fans to (apparently) club execs want to see a ragged additional period decided by backups