Lack of NFL Rule Changes from 2023 Owners’ Meetings Serves to Protect Quarterbacks

Despite drawing some attention during this week’s NFL owners’ meetings, a pair of rule changes were not adopted for next season: One making roughing the passer calls reviewable and another that would have banned the “tush push” quarterback run play, famously used by the Philadelphia Eagles and Jalen Hurts. Passing on both rule changes serves to aid quarterbacks, but leaving roughing the passer as-is also avoids a possible repeat of a fiasco from years ago, when pass interference was made reviewable for a short time.

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