Drew Brees Highlights Three Rules the NFL Needs to Fix ASAP

New Orleans Saints legend Drew Brees lobbied for NFL rule changes on Twitter following the Divisional Round of the playoffs.
New Orleans Saints legend Drew Brees lobbied for NFL rule changes on Twitter following the Divisional Round of the playoffs. / Chris Graythen/GettyImages

Though Drew Brees is no longer an active NFL player, he's still heavily involved in the game. Brees now serves as an analyst for NBC, working in the studio and even on some broadcasts during the past season.

It's clear the legendary quarterback still cares deeply about football, and that's why he called out three NFL rules that need to be changed on Twitter.

Brees first suggested more clarity on roughing the passer penalties. This type of call seems to mean something different to every referee, which leads to a discrepancy on when it should be flagged. The wide range of criteria for this penalty also puts defenses at a huge disadvantage.

Next, the QB took a similar stance as Tom Brady and said wide receivers need better protection. The discussion around receiver safety below the knees was sparked earlier this season after Tampa Bay Buccaneers wideout Chris Godwin saw his season ended due to a low hit.

Finally, Brees touched on the hottest current topic around the league: Overtime rules. The Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills just played an instant-classic game in the Divisional Round, but it ended predictably, with the team that won the coin toss (KC) also winning the contest after scoring an opening drive touchdown.

Brees wants to see both teams get a chance to have possession in NFL overtime, whether that involves being allowed to match an opening score or by adopting college football's entertaining OT rules.

It'd be hard to find someone who disagrees with all three areas that Brees highlighted. Those issues will certainly be something the NFL has to address ahead of the 2022 season.

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