Targeting Rule Gets a Facelift, 'Quarterback Hit Zone' Introduced

By DJ Byrnes on July 16, 2014 at 10:49a

Imagine getting a speeding ticket, having the charges dropped in court, but still having to pay the fines.

That was basically how targeting worked in 2013. Even if it was overturned by the booth, the 15-yard penalty stood.

But no longer:

That's not all. Now, there's a "quarterback hit zone," which is basically from the neck down to the knees. (The NFL's "Tom Brady rule," basically.)

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