NFL looks at adding 'booth umpire' and tech adviser for refs

NFL looks at adding "booth umpire" and tech adviser for refs
Posted at 4:49 PM, May 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-21 16:49:30-04

The NFL is considering adding a "booth umpire" and a senior technology adviser to the referee to assist the officiating crew.

The league also is looking at other rule changes, including an alternative to the onside kick.

NFL clubs received a list of potential rule changes on Thursday.

Owners will vote on the proposals at the upcoming league meeting to be held by video conference on May 28.  

A "booth umpire" would serve as an eighth game official.