I looked around to no avail,
Was wondering if the NFL had ever tried to implement a father/son rule similar to the one currently used by the AFL ( Australian football league )
The way the rule works is as follows-
Players who play a certain amount of games for the one club/franchise become eligible. The club then has first crack at their sons when and if they choose to nominate for the draft.
Clubs are free to nominate potential father-son recruits.
Other clubs can bid and nominate to draft players if they wish.
For example 1
The 49ers nominate jerry rice's son as a potential father-son recruit in the upcoming draft and no other team is interested the 49ers would forfeit their final draft pick to select him
The 49ers ( picking 32nd ) nominate rice's son as a potential father- son recruit ( in this example his son is a 1st round talent) and the Miami dolphins (#15) bid to use there 2nd rd pick on rice. The 49ers must then use their 2nd round pick on rice if they wish to draft him. If not then the dolphins pick is locked in.
Would you be interested in seeing something like this implemented in the NFL ?
Do you think it would work?
Obviously some rules would need to be adjusted like number of games needed for eligibility