Roger Goodell considers end to extra point kick

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reveals that the league are considering bringing an end to extra point kicks after a touchdown.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has revealed that the league is considering bringing an end to the PAT.

As things stand, teams have the option to kick for an extra point after scoring a touchdown or to try to make it into the endzone once again for a two-point bonus.

However, Goodell is keen to add excitement to all elements of the game and is considering a change in the scoring system due to extra-point kicks becoming something of a formality.

One proposal the commissioner raised was to change the value of a touchdown from six points to seven and give the team a chance to add an extra point from scrimmage. However, should they fail to get that point, then they would go back to six points instead.

Goodell has admitted that such a ruling may dissuade teams from going for a two-point conversion, however, and has acknowledged that there were a number of factors to consider before anything could be decided upon.

"The extra point is almost automatic. I believe we had five missed extra points this year out of 1,200 some odd [attempts]. So it's a very small fraction of the play, and you want to add excitement with every play," Goodell told NFL Network.

Goodell has been the NFL's commissioner since 2006.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at the podium in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 25, 2013
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