NFL Officially Rules on Potential Banning of 'Tush Push'

The NFL finally decides on what to do with the Philadelphia Eagles' signature play.
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The new offensive coordinator of the Philadelphia Eagles, Kellen Moore, will continue to have the most effective play in the playbook at his disposal next season as the NFL announced that there are no plans to ban the "Tush Push".

NFL Decides to Keep "Tush Push" Legal

The famous quarterback sneak play, also labeled as the "Brotherly Shove" by some, was a highly effective play, first popularized by the Eagles in 2022. Involving a rugby-style play where Jalen Hurts was pushed forward by multiple teammates had a great success rate for Philadelphia in short-yardage situations and in the goal line.

According to the Athletic, this play had a 90% success rate last season for the Eagles, higher than any other team's attempts. However, there were rumors that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell didn't actually like the play because of the injury risk of having so many big bodies piled on top of each other.

Yet, NFL executive Troy Vincent announced that not only was there not any evidence correlating the "Tush Push" with increased injuries, but there were also no complaints from any team or the Competition Committee about the banning of the play.

There will, however, be one major change to the play this year. One of the most critical components of the play, Jason Kelce will no longer be the one snapping the ball to Hurts.

Whether the "Tush Push" will be as effective next season or teams adjust and get better at stopping it remains to be seen, but the Eagles would be fools to not bring it out in the red zone when needed.

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