Chiefs new overtime rules proposal fails to get voted on at NFL owners meeting

Ryan Hannable
May 22, 2019 - 10:28 am

So much for the new overtime rules the Chiefs had proposed.

Following their loss to the Patriots when Kansas City never touched the ball in overtime, it proposed a rule change that would guarantee both teams a possession in overtime. The proposal was tabled in March and came up again Wednesday with NFL owners, but it didn't even have enough support to justify being voted on, according to those on site in South Florida.

Cowboys COO Stephen Jones was one of the people in favor, but people who share those views have been few and far between.

“I certainly tend to lean toward the new rule,” Jones told Pro Football Talk a few weeks back. “I certainly watched every play of that Kansas City-New England game, and you kind of would have liked to have seen what would have happened if Kansas City got another shot at it, and then how the thing would have ended up. It was football, in my mind, the game at its best. I certainly don’t have a problem with guaranteeing each team a shot at it.”

The proposal has been tabled to next year, and it could be implemented for just the postseason, rather than across the board.

Related: Robert Kraft trial postponed indefinitely