NFL owners voted Tuesday to change the league's extra point rule, pushing extra point attempts back to the 15-yard line.
The change creates a 33-yard extra point attempt. Additionally, the defense will have the opportunity to return a blocked kick for two points. Two-point conversion attempts will still be from the 2-yard-line, as extra point kicks had been previously.
Several players reacted to the move on Twitter, with mixed results.
Free-agent place kicker Jay Feely, who expressed his disapproval of the change on Tuesday due to safety concerns, wrote a piece for The MMQB in August 2014 about his feelings on the then-potential change.
I'm glad the NFL moved back extra points....now people can't complain when I go for 2 on Madden haha— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) May 19, 2015
My job doesn’t change w/the new PAT rule so it doesn’t bother me… but what happens when Ks start making these at 97-99%? Move on back again?— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) May 19, 2015
Should have changed the extra point to a 50 yard field goal. That would have been more interesting 😎.— Graham Gano (@GrahamGano) May 19, 2015
- Molly Geary