This would never happen, and would probably take the gun slinging quarterbacks out of the game.
New York Giants linebacker, Jon Beason, came up with this amazing, hypothetical rule that will never see the light of day.
In Beason’s eyes, quarterbacks should be penalized for errant and dangerous throws that get wide receivers popped.
“In my opinion, I think they should flag the quarterbacks for throwing the ball there,” Beason said, via the New York Daily News. “Back in the day, certain routes in certain coverages said I could not throw this seam route because it’s cover-4, safety’s sitting right on top of there, I don’t want to get my guy killed.”
“Now you throw the ball, guys get hit, they may be hurt, maybe not,” Beason said. “You roll around, the flag comes out. Well, it’s a good play for the offense … So you play to the rules. I think the onus should be on the quarterbacks not to throw those balls.
“Then we wouldn’t have those collisions.”
Could you imagine Peyton Manning or Tom Brady penalized 15-yards for leading a wide receiver too far over the middle?