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NFL considers “Peyton Manning Rule” against falling down, getting up and throwing a pass

Peyton Manning


Call it the Peyton Manning Rule.

The NFL is considering a rule that would make it illegal for quarterbacks to fall to the ground, get up, and throw a forward pass. That rule is obviously a reaction to the controversial play in this year’s playoffs, when Manning fell down in what appeared to be an attempt to give himself up to avoid a sack, then got up and completed a pass.

The victims in that case were the Steelers, but they’re not the ones who proposed the rules change. It was Kansas City that made the proposed rules change. The NFL’s 32 owners will vote on that rule proposal at next week’s league meeting.

All 19 proposed rules changes can be viewed right here.