Proposals would give teams more draft picks for hiring minority coaches or GMs
The NFL is working on introducing some new and very controversial rules that have to do with the staff members that teams hire. According to ESPN’s sources, the NFL is considering giving teams improved draft positions/picks if franchises hire minorities as General Managers or Head Coaches.
Multiple sources are saying there will be a few major rule changes under the proposal. The first big difference will be the removal of the anti-tampering rule that blocked assistant coaches from interviewing with other teams. The next big reform would be that teams will be rewarded with higher draft slots for hiring minorities as head coaches or club executives.
The two proposals will be presented at the virtual owners’ meeting this coming Tuesday. ESPN is saying that the resolutions need 24 votes out of 32 in order to be passed. According to ESPN, only two current NFL GMs are minorities.