Back in March, the NFL owners nearly unanimously voted for a rule that will allow called and uncalled pass interference to be reviewed in crucial situations.
Just today, the NFL’s Competition Committee made a strong stance by unanimously recommending the new rule be enacted for just the 2019 season.
Even before that moment, pass interference has been one of the more controversial penalties in the game in recent memory along with the various kinds of personal fouls. 2018 was the year where those were put into the spotlight to crack down on illegal hits, this season will be the year of pass interference.
It’s good that the competition committee wants this to effectively be trial run before any long-term changes are made. It’s too desired by teams to be just a preseason experiment, but too drastic to be made official for beyond this season. This is the ideal course of action.