NFL passes jersey number rule plus some other rules

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The previous rule was always a stupid rule. I never understood why it existed.

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2021/04/21/nfl-passes-expanded-jersey-number-rule/
The reason it existed was for all those 80’s era refs that couldn’t tell who is lined up where because of these Kiffin like offenses. I was a ref for HS football a few years back and we had one guy that would throw a flag every time he saw a defensive back break the offensive huddle because he couldn’t tell who was eligible.