As the NFL looks to make the game of football safer, they are exploring the possibility of eliminating kickoffs.

"If you don't make changes to make it safer, we're going to do away with it. It's that serious," Mark Murphy said. "It's by far the most dangerous play in the game."

The location of the kickoff has already been moved up five yards and this week the temporary change of moving touchbacks to the 25-yard line was made permanent.

At this point, it seems unlikely that the league would be able to fully eliminate kickoffs in time for the 2018 season.