The necessity of extra points after touchdowns has become a hot topic during the offseason. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
The NFL has discussed experimenting with a longer extra point during the preseason, reports NFL.com's Judy Battista.
According to the report, the league's competition committee held preliminary talks last weekend and discussed placing the ball at the 25-yard line for the kick, which would essentially make every extra point a 42-yard attempt.
Currently, the ball is placed at the two-yard line on extra-point attempts.
In 2013, kickers missed only five of 1,267 extra-point attempts, a 99.6 percent success rate. Twenty-seven kickers hit 100 percent of extra-point attempts last season.
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In January, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the competition committee might eventually get rid of extra points in favor of a revised scoring system.
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The conversion rate of field goals between 40 and 49 yards last season was 83 percent. The last time the extra-point conversation rate regularly fell below 90 percent was in the 1930s and early 1940s. That would surely give coaches something to ponder when weighing whether to kick for one point or try for two, with the success rate for two-point conversion attempts typically around 50 percent.