The NFL is allowing reviews on pass interference calls and non-calls starting in the 2019 season, though it may not extend beyond that.
According to the NFL Football Operations, the league's competition committee voted to only enact the changes for next season, meaning it could be a one-and-done rule change based upon its positive or negative effect.
In March, the NFL owners voted to have pass interference calls and non-calls reviewable, which would include coaches being able to use their challenges on such plays and the replay booth handling any close calls in the last two minutes of each half and in overtime.
It passed by a 31-1 vote.
While pass interference calls have long been a point of contention, given how subjective they can be, the issue became a major controversy during the NFC Championship Game, when Los Angeles Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman clearly hit New Orleans Saints wideout Tommylee Lewis before the pass reached him on a crucial third-down attempt in the fourth quarter.
Despite the clear pass interference, no call was made. Had pass interference been called, the Saints could have run down the clock before attempting a game-winning field goal. Instead, they kicked the field goal immediately and the Rams had enough time left on the clock to kick their own game-tying field goal before winning in overtime.