Sep 15, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; General view of the goal posts and a United States flag on the field during the playing of the national anthem before the NFL game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Oakland Raiders at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Poll: Would You Support A 43-Yard Extra Point?

Dec 22, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Dallas Cowboys place kicker Dan Bailey (5) kicks an extra point against the Washington Redskins during the first half at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

According to an article on earlier this week, the NFL Competition Committee is considering moving the ball from the two-yard line for extra point kick attempts to the 25-yard line. Essentially making all extra point kick attempts 43-yard field goals. This move has been prompted by the lack of excitement behind extra points and the near perfect percentage all modern day kickers have when attempting them.

In his three-year career, Dallas Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey has never missed an extra point attempt. He is a perfect 123 for 123 since 2011. But during field goal attempts between 40-49 yards, Bailey is 27-29, having missed two attempts in his rookie season from that distance.

Every kicker in the league last season made an average of 99.6% of their extra point attempts. But from the 40-49 yard line, the Houston Texans had the worst percentage going 12 for 17 last season on field goal attempts from that distance.

Extending the distance from a 20-yard field goal to a 43-yarder should help add excitement to extra points, which is exactly what the NFL has been searching for. It would also increase the value of kickers across the NFL and, most likely, increase two-point conversion attempts by teams which would apparently not be moved from the two-yard line.

But would, you as a fan, support the move? That’s today’s poll question. Place your vote below and feel free to chime in to our community discussion about it in our comments section as well.

Would You Support The NFL With A Move To A 43-Yard Extra Point Attempt?

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