NFL looking for rules, product ideas to keep players safer

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL is looking for suggestions to improve both rules to keep players safer on punts and products to keep them healthier in the league’s latest 1st And Future competition.

The league announced Tuesday the two categories for the competition to be held at Georgia Tech on Feb. 2, the day before the Super Bowl.

For the “NFL Punt Analytics Competition”, applicants will have access to league data to suggest rule changes to better protect players on punt plays with a prize of $20,000 for up to four of the best entries. The winners will present their ideas in Atlanta with Super Bowl tickets as the grand prize.

The “Innovations to Advance Athlete Health and Safety Competition” category wants product ideas to keep players healthier and safer managed by Georgia Tech’s Advanced Technology Development Center.

Up to five finalists will present their ideas to a panel of judges and an audience including NFL team owners and executives for a grand prize of $50,000 and two Super Bowl tickets with $20,000 and a pair of Super Bowl tickets for second.

The deadline to apply is Jan. 9 .