TORONTO – The Canadian Football League’s Rules Committee is looking to do even more to protect the quarterback.
“There is a real focus here on player safety in general and the health of quarterbacks in particular,” said Darren Hackwood, the league’s Senior Director of Officiating, as the committee wrapped up its annual meetings here.
To further protect quarterbacks, the committee is proposing:
The Committee also recommends:
O’Leary: Proposed rule changes put focus on hot-button topics
In an exclusive sit-down with CFL Director of Officiating Darren Hackwood, senior writer Chris O’Leary helps flush out some of the mechanics of the league’s proposed rule changes … READ MORE.
The CFL Rules Committee is made up of head coaches, general managers, team presidents, league officials and a representative of the CFL Players’ Association.
Its recommendations now go the CFL Board of Governors which will make its decision later this Spring.
To also increase protection for all players, the rules committee is recommending:
“I want to thank all members of the Rules Committee for working hard and working together,” said Randy Ambrosie, Commissioner of the CFL.
“Promoting player health and safety, and making our game better and fairer, is a responsibility we all share. I know our Governors are looking forward to voting on these recommendations.”