Drew Brees sees one major problem with the new NFL OT, prefers … – CBSSports.com

Overtime in the NFL is going to look drastically different in 2017, or at least is expected to, with NFL owners expected to pass a ruling that will shorten the length of overtime from 15 minutes to 10 minutes. 

Saints quarterback Drew Brees, appearing on the “Dan Patrick Show,” said he doesn’t like the idea because it’s going to end up in more ties than ever before. 

“I’m not sure what the thought process was going into it, but just from what I see I would disagree with it because more games are going to end in ties now,” Brees said. “That additional five minutes, especially where the rules changed, to where in essence both teams get a possession, unless someone goes down and scores a touchdown right away. So I think what we already saw with the new rules of, a field goal can’t win it on the first possession, we’ve seen more ties.

“I can think of at least three or four off the top of my head that resulted in ties based on that new rule. So now make it to where it’s just 10 minutes as opposed to 15 and I think that changes things. Probably see more ties.”

Brees is right: the rule change should end up with a lot more games being tied . Of the 83 games that went into overtime since 2012, when  the NFL adopted the policy of allowing each team an opportunity to possess the football in overtime, 22 of them ended in a score that occurred after the 10-minute mark, according to NFL research. That’s more than four additional ties per year over a five-year period.

So what would Brees like to see? How about college overtime rules instead? Brees thinks that it would interest more fans

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