For the chair of the NFL’s Competition Committee, there’s much to consider. Will the new kickoff rule (with touchbacks being put at the 25 instead of the 20) cut back on returns, and on concussions? Will the league get serious about the cutting back the preseason to three or two games? Will the league add an eighth official to games? McKay’s gentle wrangling and arm-twisting will be important to them all.
— Peter King