NFL expands Rooney Rule: Teams must interview two minority candidates
As a follow up to last week’s report about the NFL incentivizing teams with draft picks to hire minority head coaches and general managers, the league is also expanding the Rooney Rule.
The rule was established in 2003, requiring NFL teams to interview at least one minority candidate for any head coaching vacancy.
According to the NFL Network, teams must now interview at least two minority candidates for head coaching jobs and at least one for offensive and defensive coordinator positions.
The league is currently at a 17 year low with just four African-American head coaches and two general managers.