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NFL Teams Will Now Be Required To Hire A Minority Or Female Offensive Coach

Within the span of the NFL’s existence, minorities and women being allotted job opportunities has been exceptionally rare. Now, according to CNN, it’s mandatory for the league to bring the underrepresented groups onboard. The outlet reports that it’s now become a requirement for NFL teams to hire a minority or female offensive coach for the 2022 season. The announcement also included the league’s plans to expand on its Rooney Rule to help more women land front office roles, along with its new diversity committee with a “focus on senior-level coach and front office personnel positions.” The timing for the changes in the NFL’s hiring protocol follows after the heat it’s gotten for its lack of diversity highlighted in Brian Flores’ filed lawsuit. As previously reported by AfroTech, the former Miami Dolphins head coach sued the league for “racism in hiring.” “God has gifted me with a special talent to coach the game of football, but the need for change is bigger than my personal goals,”...

Mar 30, 2022