NFL to propose Rooney Rule change that offers draft pick incentive for minority hiring

According to multiple reports, next week the NFL owners will vote on a resolution to incentivize teams to hire minorities.

Based on the plan, teams that hire a person of color as head coach would move up six spots in the third round and another 10 spots if they hire a person of color as a general manager.

As it stands now, there are only four African-American head coaches and two GMs, matching a 17 year low.

If approved, the move would be a complete departure from the league’s current protocol, known as the Rooney Rule which requires an ethnic-minority quota for the interviewing process, but not hiring.

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