NFL May Abolish Extra Points

NFL May Abolish Extra Points

The NFL will consider getting rid of the extra point after touchdowns.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told the NFL Network that the league will consider proposals to abolish the extra point in the offseason. 

“The extra point is almost automatic,” Goodell said, according to ProFootballTalk. “I believe we had five missed extra points this year out of 1,200 some odd (1,256-for-1,261, to be precise). So it’s a very small fraction of the play, and you want to add excitement with every play. There’s one proposal in particular that I’ve heard about. It’s automatic that you get seven points when you score a touchdown, but you could potentially go for an eighth point, either by running or passing the ball, so if you fail, you go back to six.”