The National Football League converged over the past two days in Arizona during the owners’ meetings, and one part of the process in these annual meetings is to vote on proposed rules changes.
This year in particular featured some high profile and controversial rules and changes to said rules, some of which have later become known by separate names—most notably the “Tuck Rule”, and more recently, the “Jim Schwartz Rule”.
There were four votes in particular that could have a significant impact in the NFL going forward, and all four of these measures passed with near unanimity. The Patriots, of course, abstained from voting on the “Tuck Rule”, who were famously the beneficiary of the much-maligned rule in the 2001-02 season that helped launch the New England dynasty of the first half of the last decade.
See which major rules were voted on and if they were changed here in the list.
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