The onside kick looked to be on its last legs during the 2018 season, and the NFL could put the final nail in its coffin at the annual league meeting.
The NFL competition committee voted 7-1 in favor of the Denver Broncos' proposal to give teams a fourth-and-15 alternative, according to The Washington Post's Mark Maske.
The only member to vote against it was New York Giants owner John Mara.
"What are we, the Arena Football League?" Mara said Sunday.
The proposal would give teams one fourth-quarter chance at retaining possession by converting what amounts to a fourth-and-15 play from their own 35-yard line.