The NFL’s ‘Tuck Rule’ Has Been Amended

Quite famously, it was an officials technically correct application of NFL Rule 3, Section 22, Article 2, Note 2 – the “tuck rule” – that launched the New England Patriots’ dynasty back in 2002.

But a decade later, based on the events of the last two Super Bowls, perhaps it is time for the “tuck rule” to be amended.



And now:


Justin Tuck’s statistical output in Super Bowls 42 and 46:

  • XLII: 5 solo tackles, 2 sacks, plenty of hurries and pressures
  • XLVI: 3 solo tackles. 2 sacks, 3 QB hits

The new Tuck rule is that whenever the Patriots and Giants play in the Super Bowl, Justin Tuck is the best player on the field not named Eli Manning.

So if the old tuck rule started the Patriots’ dynasty, could the new Tuck rule be the one that ends it?

New England is already the Vegas favorite to win next year’s Super Bowl, and they still have Brady and Belichick, so it’s far too early to predict their immediate demise. But if they somehow end up against the Giants in a Super Bowl again, well, rules are rules right?


Note: I take zero credit for this being an original thought. I just saw it posted here on Reddit by jpjandrade who credited the comment section of this article at The Colts Authority for giving him the idea. I just made the pretty pictures.

About Jerod Morris

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