I absolutely hate this more than anything else in sports, except maybe diving in soccer. But still when a qb runs for 14 yards and then slides and waits for someone to touch them…it just irritates me.
I know its “protecting the qb” but why? the running back gets hit more and harder when they run…why can’t they? same with recievers? i say suck it up Qb’s…
I propose a rule…its now a 5 yard penalty for “unsportsmanlike conduct” (sorry couldnt think of anything better) anytime the qb runs across the line of scrimage and downs the ball before making any contact with a member of the opposing team.
Sorry guys this was more of a rant that an actually suggestion but it really does bother me that they can run past the line of scrimmage knowing they can just drop to the ground when they are gonna get hit.