KC planning to propose OT rule change following loss in AFC Championship.
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid is reportedly prepared to make a proposal to the NFL that would guarantee both teams a chance to possess the ball in an overtime scenario.
The Chiefs fell short of reaching the Super Bowl this past season after Tom Brady and the New England Patriots won the coin toss in overtime of the AFC Championship Game and proceeded to score a touchdown on their first possession, while Patrick Mahomes and KC's explosive offense watched from the sidelines.
Speaking with Pro Football Talk Live on Friday, Kansas City general manager Brett Veach revealed Reid's plans to propose an OT rule change.
"Coach is working on that," Veach said (H/T Pro Football Talk).
"I think everybody wants a chance for guys to do what they do. I don't really see the downside of having that. Especially when you have a player like Pat Mahomes. It would have been a lot of fun. I think people, if they weren't already tuned in for a great game, would have turned on that overtime."
The current NFL overtime rule, which was implemented in 2010, states that if the receiving team scores a touchdown on their first possession the game is over. However, if the team that possess the ball first kicks a field goal, turns the ball over or punts, the opposing team gets the ball with a chance to extend the game, or win with a touchdown.