A professional football player in a yellow jersey lines up to take an onside kick.

While Coronavirus has put many people out of work – it’s business as usual for the NFL owners. Recently, the NFL owners announced they would be voting on a resolution to allow teams to choose to take a 4th and 15 from their own 25-yard line in lieu of an onsides kick. Per NFL research, only 12.7% of onside kick attempts were recovered in 2019. 4th and 15 attempts have a success rate of around 17%. With all that in mind, we wanted our audience’s thoughts on the matter – and an overwhelming majority appear to favor not making a change.

56% of respondents said they think the change would be bad for football.

Facebook Post: Fourth-and-15 as an alternative to the onside kick? The NFL owners are considering this proposition at their next meeting.  Do you think this will be good for Football?
48% for Great For Football, 52% for Horrible For The Sport
Fourth-and-15 as an alternative to the onside kick? The NFL owners are considering this proposition at their next meeting.  Do you think this will be good for Football? Results: It's Great For Football 38.5% It's Bad For Football 61.5%
Twitter Poll Results: 38.5% for It’s Great For Football, 61.5% for It’s Bad For Football

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