ATLANTA, Ga. (WBAY) One of the hot topics of conversation when Commissioner Roger Goodell meets the media Wednesday will be the NFL’s overtime policy, after presumptive MVP Pat Mahomes didn’t touch the ball in overtime of the AFC Championship Game. Tom Brady and the Pats won the toss and went right down the field to score a touchdown to win it. And the man who called that coin toss, and the coin toss in Super Bowl 51 to decide things, weighs in.
"You go out there and hopefully the coin flips your way," said Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater. "It’s pretty simple I go out there and always call heads because my father would always call heads when he played, so it’s kind of a family thing. There’s not a lot that goes into that. I know there has been a lot of talk about potentially revising those rules. But I don’t feel strongly one way or the other about that."
It Mahomes does indeed win the MVP, it will mark the 3rd time in 5 seasons that the league has seen its MVP go into overtime in the playoffs, and then lose without ever touching the ball. Aaron Rodgers lost in 2014 in Seattle, Matt Ryan in Super Bowl 51, and Mahomes this year.