NFL Approves Emergency Third QB Rule for 2023 Season – NBC Los Angeles
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The sight of Christian McCaffrey making an attempt a wobbly halfback move and Brock Purdy being bodily unable to throw made for a completely uninteresting NFC Championship Game.
So the NFL on Monday did one thing about it.
The league adopted a bylaw on the NFL Spring Meeting in Minneapolis that now permits for groups to decorate an emergency third quarterback for video games.
The NFC title recreation grew to become practically unwatchable after Purdy sustained a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing elbow within the first quarter and backup Josh Johnson was knocked from the sport with a concussion early within the third quarter.
Purdy was pressured again into motion however tried solely two brief passes because the 49ers have been making an attempt to come back again from a 14-point halftime deficit in opposition to the Philadelphia Eagles.
The 49ers tried solely three passes within the ultimate 27:30 of their 31-7 loss to the Eagles with a type of makes an attempt coming McCaffrey’s arm.
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Now, every workforce is allowed to designate an emergency quarterback who can take part solely as a result of harm or disqualification.
Teams will probably be allowed to designate a 3rd quarterback solely from their 53-man roster and never from the follow squad.
Activation of the third quarterback can’t be the results of a training resolution, similar to eradicating the primary two quarterbacks as a result of efficiency or conduct, the bylaw reads.
“If both of the injured quarterbacks is cleared by the medical employees to return to play, the emergency third quarterback should be faraway from the sport and isn’t permitted to proceed to play quarterback or another place,” the rule reads.
However, if at any level the workforce’s prime two quarterbacks are once more unable to play as a result of harm, the third quarterback is allowed to re-enter the sport.