If the proposal with the most support passes at the rules committee meeting on March 2-3, replay officials would have three options when reviewing targeting:
- If replay confirms targeting, the player is still ejected and the 15-yard penalty stands.
- If replay overturns targeting, the player stays in the game and the 15-yard penalty goes away.
- If replay doesn’t have enough evidence to confirm targeting or overturn the penalty – i.e., the call on the field stands – the player stays in the game and the 15-yard penalty remains.
The American Athletic Conference, which will use collaborative replay for the first time in 2017, had the fewest targeting penalties per game (0.1). The AAC was the only conference with more targeting calls overturned by replay than upheld.