NFL executive Troy Vincent reiterated Thursday that the “tush push” will remain a legal play for the 2024 season, according to Rob Maaddi of The Associated Press.

“It was best to say leave it alone,” Vincent said in a conference call, per Olivia Reiner of The Philadelphia Inquirer.

It was reported in December that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell wanted the “tush push” permanently banned. The topic was expected to be discussed this offseason, but Jeff Miller – the league’s executive vice president overseeing player health and safety – said Thursday there isn’t enough injury data to present a proposal to ban the play, according to Maadii.


Also known as the “brotherly shove,” the “tush push” became a viral NFL topic last season. Led by Jalen Hurts, the Philadelphia Eagles’ version of the quarterback sneak has been virtually unstoppable; the QB sneaks forward in short-yardage situations while being helped by a push by his teammates in the backfield.

“The Eagles do it well,” Vincent added Thursday. He previously said in February it wouldn’t make sense to ban the play.

Some players from other teams that tried the “tush push” last season sustained injuries, which led to discussion about potentially scrapping it.