NFL to propose new rule rewarding teams with improved draft picks for hiring minority coaches, GMs

by Adam Ford · May 16th, 2020 3:45 pm

The National Football League is set to propose a resolution that would reward teams with improved draft picks if they hire minority candidates as head coaches or general managers, multiple sources told

According to

  • If a team hires a minority head coach, that team, in the draft preceding the coach's second season, would move up six spots from where it is slotted to pick in the third round. A team would jump 10 spots under the same scenario for hiring a person of color as its general manager.
  • If a team were to fill both positions with minority candidates in the same year, that club could jump 16 spots -- six for the coach, 10 for the GM — and potentially move from the top of the third round to the middle of the second round.
  • A team's fourth-round pick would climb five spots in the draft preceding the minority coach or GM's third year.

NFL owners must vote to approve the move before it can be implemented; they are scheduled to hold a virtual meeting Tuesday.


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