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Report: "A Lot Of Momentum" Towards Changing NFL's Overtime Rules

Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen share a hug before a game.

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 10: Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) hug before an NFL football game between the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs on Oct 10, 2021 at GEHA Filed at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO. (Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The NFL could legitimately make changes to its overtime rules before the start of the 2022 season.

According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, there's "a lot of momentum" for changing the league's overtime rules. In order for that to happen, 24 teams need to agree on it.

But first, the NFL competition committee must figure out which proposal they'll vote on.

"On a NFL competition committee call with chairman Rich McKay and others. McKay says there is a lot of momentum for changing overtime rules," Rapoport tweeted. "It’s more, which of the two proposals? And can they get 24 votes on the first crack? Possible, but a challenge."

Earlier this month, it was announced that the NFL will consider two overtime rule changes.

The Indianapolis Colts and Philadelphia Eagles have both proposed that NFL overtime rules should allow both teams an opportunity to possess the ball at least once.

The Tennessee Titans, meanwhile, sent over a rule proposal that states both teams should be allowed an opportunity to posses the ball in overtime unless the team with the first possession scores a touchdown and has a successful two-point try.