The NFL is testing a new way of determining a runner’s ability to jump in the air to get into the endzone, according to a report by the New York Times.
The Times reported Monday that the league is experimenting with a system called “the deco-rating mechanism,” which essentially uses video to determine a runner who can jump to a spot inside the 10-yard line.
This system, the paper said, is expected to help NFL officials decide when a runner is in the correct spot and when the ball should be snapped to end a drive.
The system was not revealed publicly until the Times reported on it.
“We are working with our officiating partners to further improve our replay technology, and we look forward to continuing our work with the NFL to improve the quality of our games,” a league spokesperson told the Times.
“The system is not intended to replace the use of video review, and it does not substitute for it.
The goal of the deco is to help our officials and coaches make the right calls in the moment, to maximize the value of the game, and to preserve the integrity of the sport.”