Breathe easy, PAT purists. The extra point appears safe ... for now. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport said Tuesday on NFL Network's "NFL Total Access" that the league's competition committee remains "very early" in any discussions about potentially eliminating extra points, which was a possibility raised by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell last month. The committee met for the first time on Tuesday in Indianapolis, the site of this week's NFL Scouting Combine. These meetings determine what potential rule changes will be brought to vote by the committee later this spring. Earlier Tuesday, longtime committee member Jeff Fisher told ESPN Radio the PAT elimination idea "came out of left field." Fisher said it was "unlikely that we see something happen this year." "I'm sure it will be discussed, but that's a wide departure," Fisher said, via ProFootballTalk. "The committee and the league has always been real careful about drastic changes like that."
Competition committee discusses making PATs longer
NFL.com | Feb 19