NFL to adjust playoff overtime rules

On Tuesday, NFL owners voted to approve a rule change for overtime: During the playoffs, each team will get one possession of the ball.

The regular season overtime rules will remain the same: if the team with the ball first gets a touchdown, that team wins.

Most of the members of this vote tend to support some adjustments to the overtime rules. In the previous playoffs, the Chiefs and the Bills had a tight score, but in the end, the Chiefs won the coin guess in overtime, and the touchdown won the final victory. This has also caused many fans to be dissatisfied with the rules.

If both teams score touchdowns after possession of the ball, the sudden death rule applies for the remainder of the overtime period.

According to statistics, since the death of the existing overtime rule in 2012, the data during the regular season has been relatively average: 50% of the teams who won the coin guess won the final victory. But of the 12 playoff games, seven were decided by the first possession, and 10 were won by the coin-guessing team.

Bears sign quarterback Trevor Simeon

US time Friday, according to NFL Network reporters. Quarterback Trevor Siemian will sign a two-year contract with the Bears for a total salary of $4 million, including a $1 million incentive bonus clause.

Simeon will serve as a backup for Justin Fields in the Bears, which could further reduce Nick Foles’ retention. Foles has one year left on his contract and will take up $10.66 million in cap space.

According to reports, the Bears have and will continue to try to trade Foles. Foles, who has played for the Bears the past two seasons, shared the starting responsibilities with Mitchell Trubisky in 2020. Last year, the Bears put more emphasis on Fields and Andy Dalton, and Foles started just one game.

Simeon was a seventh-round pick by the Broncos in 2015 and started 29 games in his career. A seasoned veteran who can also point the way for Fields.

Rams sign wide receiver Alan Robinson

On Thursday, US time, ESPN reporters reported that the Rams will sign wide receiver Allen Robinson to a three-year, $45 million contract, which includes a $30 million guarantee.

The Rams still have cap space left and are also trying to keep wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Beckham suffered a knee injury in the Super Bowl and may be too late to start the 2022 season. After joining the Rams, Beckham participated in 8 regular season games and 4 playoff games, completed 48 catches, advanced 593 yards and 7 touchdowns.

Robinson signed a three-year, $42 million contract with the Bears in 2018 and received over 1,000 yards in both the 2019 and 2020 seasons, but the Bears failed to complete long-term contract negotiations with him before the 2021 season. The Bears did not use the franchise tag on him this year, and Robinson had to enter the free market to test the waters.

In eight seasons, Robinson had 495 catches for 6,409 yards and 40 touchdowns.

Tom Brady says he will continue to play next season

US time on Sunday, quarterback Tom Brady (Tom Brady) announced via Twitter that he will return to the NFL and continue to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next season.

Brady wrote: “Over the past two months, I have realized that I still belong on the court, not the stands. The day will come, but not now. I love my teammates and my family who support me. They are them. Make it possible. I’ll be back in Tampa Bay for my 23rd season.”

Only 40 days have passed since Brady announced his retirement.

Brady led the Pirates to the Super Bowl in 2020 and won the NFC South last season. He previously spent 20 years with the Patriots, winning six Super Bowls with head coach Bill Belichick.

Brady’s individual performance in 2021 was excellent: passing for 5,316 yards, 43 touchdowns, and only 12 interceptions. But the Pirates eventually lost to the Rams and stopped in the playoffs.

Giants GM says willing to listen to offer for running back Barkley

On Tuesday, US time, according to ESPN reporters, the Giants’ new general manager Joe Schoen (Joe Schoen) said at the NFL fitness camp that he is willing to listen to an offer for running back Saquon Barkley (Saquon Barkley).

The Giants’ current salary cap is $11 million above the projected salary cap, and Barkley is one of them. Barkley will take up $7.217 million in cap space in 2022.

Sean said: “I’m open to everything. For example, to trade one player for another, I’ll listen to everyone’s offers. If it’s a trade for multiple players…I wouldn’t say everyone on the roster has it. Could be traded. But if someone calls and offers, I’d like to hear it.”

Barkley had 2,028 yards in his rookie season, but only 2,391 yards in the next three seasons. Injuries are a big influence. He has suffered a sprained right ankle, a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee, and a left ankle injury.