Chiefs withdraw proposed Peyton Manning Rule

AP

Peyton Manning is no longer playing, so the Peyton Manning Rule is off the table.

Rich McKay, head of the NFL’s competition committee, said at the league meetings Tuesday that a rule proposal submitted by the Chiefs that would make it illegal for quarterbacks to fall to the ground, get up, and throw a forward pass has been withdrawn.

The proposed rule stemmed from a controversial play in January’s Broncos-Steelers divisional playoff game when Manning appeared to give himself up but no whistle was blown. He got up and completed a pass to Emmanuel Sanders for a 34-yard gain.

The proposed rule makes sense, but the circumstances under which a quarterback actually gives himself but still can later make a play may be so rare that it won’t be revisited.

28 responses to “Chiefs withdraw proposed Peyton Manning Rule

  1. Further proof that speaking out against Manning’s backside making contact with anything will be shut down ASAP.

  2. There’s no need for a new rule because there’s already a rule in place. Once a QB gives himself up, the play is over. The refs blew it!

  3. It’s rare until more teams do it. The first time the Patriots try this and win a game you’ll have teams crying to get a rule put in place.

  4. There’s no need for a “new” rule because what Manning did was already against the rules. He didn’t stumble, he went down whilst avoiding a tackle, very much giving himself up. The zebras screwed up (again) is all, and the fact that this “rule” won’t be changed is proof of that – suggesting that it doesn’t need changing because it was unusual is nonsense, it was an improper advantage, and the next QB to try it on will hear the ref whistle that play ended (unless the ref’s asleep, or unless Peyton comes out of retirement).

  5. I thought the Peyton Manning rule was to make it illegal for your wife to buy PEDs for you. No?

  6. there’s no need for a rule, this situation happens maybe once a decade

    and it’s the Steelers own fault: PM didn’t give himself up, he simply fell down while dodging the rush and the D missed football rule 101: play until the whistle

  7. There’s no need for a new rule because there’s already a rule in place. Once a QB gives himself up, the play is over. The refs blew it!

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    The QB can either slide feet first or head first. In the first case the play is ruled death, in the second case no. I remember one time when Eli played against the Cowboys and he slided head first and fumbled the ball, the Cowboys recovered and kept the ball. In the Steelers game Manning didn’t slide feet first, so the play wasn’t over. Same thing happened in the SB, but in the SB a Carolina defender touched Manning’s towel and the play was ruled death after a challenge. The refs didn’t blow the call, Steelers defenders did, and the play had no impact on the game because Denver punted the ball.

  8. Even when Manning fell down and was touched, the refs tried to give it to him and say he wasn’t touched.

  9. jswheeler says:
    Mar 22, 2016 4:35 PM

    It’s rare until more teams do it. The first time the Patriots try this and win a game you’ll have teams crying to get a rule put in place.
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    Nope, they will take away 1st, 3rd, and 5th draft picks and suspend the entire starting offense for 8 games.

  10. The QB can either slide feet first or head first. In the first case the play is ruled death, in the second case no.
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    … death is a bit severe isn’t it?

  11. Big difference when Peyton went down and got back up in contrast to when Russ went down after slipping while scrambling and got up to make a play. Enforce the current rule properly. Peyton curled into the fetal position so he didn’t get his head taken off, Russ slipped while trying to extend a play. Nothing to see here.

  12. Some poor linebacker goes whole hog and drills the guy on the ground before he gets up, he gets a personal foul, a fine and if it is Tom Brady or in the past Peyton, a suspension.

    But it was a big yuck.

  13. “I don’t care if the rule passes or not, but if it passes, I propose we rename it the Chumbawamba Rule.”

    LMAO Good one. Im kinda embarrassed to admit I remember the song

  14. If it was the Rams or the Browns QB, this rule would pass very quickly. But this involved the “Golden Boy” Manning and everyone knows that according to the NFL, Peyton can do no wrong.

  15. If the player’s not touched, the play is still on. Brady threw a pass a couple of years ago while sitting on the ground. Just call it the Brady Rule and there’s 100% demand to get it shut down from all of Puppet Commissioner Goodell’s overlord owners in Charlotte, Meadolands, Pittsburgh, Miami, DC and Dallas

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