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the Chiefs that would make it illegal for quarterbacks to fall to the ground, get up, and throw a forward pass has been withdrawn.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.