The NFL discussed expanding the Rooney Rule to allow teams to move up several spots in the draft if they hired and retained either a minority head coach or general manager for a specified amount of time.
The idea didn’t go over well and there were plenty of people who weren’t fans of it, including former Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis. He called the idea “offensive.”
After scrapping the draft incentive idea, the league did reportedly expand the Rooney Rule.
The rule now includes the requirement to interview at least two external minority candidates for head coaching positions and at least one minority for a coordinator job. It also adds a requirement to interview one minority or female candidate for all senior-level positions.
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