Don’t get your hopes up about the extra point becoming anything more than a bathroom break any time soon.
One of the NFL’s most influential owners, John Mara of the Giants, says that most of the NFL’s owners aren’t interested in changing the extra point.
Mara, who is a member of the NFL’s competition committee, told NFL.com that there is little momentum to do anything to alter extra points. The proposal to move the spot of extra points back to the 25-yard line is just about a sure thing to get voted down, and Mara said he doubts the owners will even vote for a one-week experiment with longer extra points in the preseason.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick has spoken out against the extra point as a wasted play because it has become all but automatic, and the Patriots are the team that proposed the new rule moving extra points back. But it doesn’t sound like too many other teams are going to join them in voting for it.
Eventually, the NFL might decide that extra points are too boring to continue as they are. But that day isn’t coming any time soon.