Football Ops

Football Ops

Protecting the integrity of the greatest game.

NFL Ops: Honoring the Game

It's our responsibility to strengthen the sport.

League Governance

Ensuring a consistent and fair game that is decided on the field, by the players.

Return To Play

2020 NFL-NFLPA CBA: Need to know

Key takeaways from the 2020 Collective Bargaining Agreement 

NFL Rules Enforcement

Ensuring that players conduct themselves in a way that honors the sport and respects the game.

NFL Way to Play

Knees Bent. Pads Down. Head Up and Out.

The NFL and HBCUs

The NFL is proud of the HBCU professional football legacy.

Economic & Social Impact

Honoring the league’s commitment to serve the communities where the game is played.

The NFL Ops Team

Meet the people behind NFL Operations.

The Game

The Game

Learn about the people, the jobs and the technology that deliver the best game possible to NFL fans across the U.S. and around the world. 

Game Day: Behind the Scenes

Countdown to kickoff: how NFL games happen.

Game Day Assistants

See the NFL personnel at every game, what they do and you can identify them. 


In the NFL, balancing technology with tradition.

Impact of Television

How television has changed the game.

History of Instant Replay

Upon further review…

Creating the NFL Schedule

It takes hundreds of computers and five NFL executives to create the NFL’s 256-game masterpiece.

Big Data Bowl

The annual analytics contest explores statistical innovations in football — how the game is played and coached.

Youth Football

Promoting the values of football.

The Players

The Players

Learn how NFL players have changed over time, how they’re developed and drafted and how the league works with them after their playing days are over.  

Evolution of the NFL Player

Creating an NFL player: from “everyman” to “superman.”

Development Pipeline

Supporting the next generation of players and fans.

Getting Into the Game

Preparing players of all ages for success at football’s highest level.

The NFL Draft

Introducing the next wave of NFL superstars. 

NFL Player Engagement

A look at the programs and services NFL Player Engagement provides to assist every player before, during and after his football career.

NFL Legends Community

Strengthening the NFL brotherhood.

NFL Total Wellness

NFL Total Wellness assists players, Legends and their families before, during and after their playing experiences.

The Officials

The Officials

Discover the evolution of professional officiating, the weekly evaluation process and how the NFL identifies and develops the next generation of officials.

In Focus: History of the Official

“One thing hasn’t changed: the pressure. It will always be there.”

Inside NFL GameDay Central

The latest information from the NFL's officiating center.

These Officials Are Really Good

Every week, officials take the field ready to put months of preparation, training and hard work on display, knowing that the whole world — and the Officiating Department — is watching.

Officiating Development

Officiating an NFL game takes years of training and experience. 

The Rules

The Rules

NFL Football Operations protects the integrity of the game by ensuring that the rules and the officiating are consistent and fair to all competitors.

In Focus: Evolution of the NFL Rules

The custodians of football not only have protected its integrity, but have also revised its playing rules to protect the players, and to make the games fairer and more entertaining.

NFL Video Rulebook

The NFL Video Rulebook explains NFL rules with video examples.

2020 NFL Rulebook

Explore the official rules of the game.

2020 Rules Changes and Points of Emphasis

NFL Overtime Rules

Signals Intelligence

The NFL's familiar hand signals help fans better understand the game.   

NFL Tiebreaking Procedures

The NFL's procedures for breaking ties for postseason playoffs.

NFL Rules Digest

A quick reference guide to the NFL rulebook.

Football 101

Football 101

Terms Glossary

Sharpen your NFL football knowledge with this glossary of the game's fundamental terms. 

Formations 101

See where the players line up in pro football's most common offensive and defensive formations.

Quick Guide to NFL TV Graphics

Understand what the graphics on NFL television broadcasts mean and how they can help you get the most out of watching NFL games.

NFL Instant Replay Process

The NFL’s instant replay review process focuses on expediting instant replay reviews and ensuring consistency. Learn how it works.

Stats Central

Stats Central

Go inside the game with the NFL's official game stats. Sort the stats by season or by week.

The Extra Point

Welcome to the Extra Point, where members of the NFL's football data and analytics team will share updates on league-wide trends in football data, interesting visualizations that showcase innovative ways to use the league's data, and provide an inside look at how the NFL uses data-driven insight to improve and monitor player and team performance.

Chart The Data

Chart and compare the NFL Football Operations stats you're looking for with the NFL's data tool. 

Weekly Dashboard

Get a snapshot of the current NFL game stats, updated weekly during the regular season.

In partnership with the Black College Football Hall of Fame, the NFL announced that the third annual Quarterback Coaching Summit will take place virtually on June 22-23, 2020. Assistant coaches from the NFL and NCAA will take part in the two-day program to experience professional development and networking opportunities with NFL club executives. 

“The Quarterback Summit brings together the brightest, most innovative and successful offensive minds from around the country,” said Troy Vincent, NFL executive vice president of football operations. “From professional development to networking to coaching best practices — this summit should leave no doubt about the promising pipeline of championship play callers within the sport of football.”

The annual Summit is one of several NFL programs intended to build the coaching and personnel development pipeline and strengthen diversity across the league. In its third year, the program features sessions and panels led by NFL owners, current and former NFL coaches and college football coaches including: Pittsburgh Steelers president and NFL Workplace Diversity Committee chair, Art Rooney II, Buffalo Bills president Kim Pegula, Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich, San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh, and Buffalo Bills assistant head coach and defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier.

Sessions will focus on varying topics, such as building a coaching staff, quarterback position fundamentals and other best practices for career advancement. Attendees also have an opportunity to hear from and network with members of the NFL’s Workplace Diversity Committee. New to 2020’s annual Summit, past NFL Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship participants were invited to attend, continuing pipeline candidates' relationship with the league.

 “We are excited to continue this partnership with the NFL as qualified coaches and executives come together to advance their careers,” said Doug Williams, Super Bowl XXII Most Valuable Player and co-founder of the Black College Football Hall of Fame.

The 2019 Quarterback Coaching Summit was hosted at Morehouse College in Atlanta. In its first year as an NFL co-sponsored event, the Summit connected three dozen participants with NFL club coaches and executives to help identify and develop more diverse candidates for offensive coaching positions.

The league will also host virtual development programs for past and current Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship and Nunn-Wooten Scouting Fellowship participants. Beginning on June 25 and running through the end of August, a series of online education sessions for aspiring coaches and professional scouts will be offered.

The coaches and presenters invited to participate in the 2020 Quarterback Coaching Summit can be found below and is subject to change.



Eric Bieniemy

Kansas City Chiefs

Marcus Brady

Indianapolis Colts

Morocco Brown

Indianapolis Colts

Jim Caldwell

Former NFL Head Coach

Dave Canales

Seattle Seahawks

Ronald Curry

New Orleans Saints

Dick Daniels

Black College Football Hall of Fame

Joshua Dean

Lincoln University

George Edwards

Dallas Cowboys

Tony Elliott

Clemson University

Broderick Fobbs

Grambling State University

Erik Frazier

Montana State

Leslie Frazier

Buffalo Bills

Josh Gattis

University of Michigan

Billy Gonzales

University of Florida

Harold Goodwin

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Pep Hamilton

Los Angeles Chargers

James “Shack” Harris

Black College Football Hall of Fame

Champ Kelly

Chicago Bears

Shaun King

IMG Academy

Byron Leftwich

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Michael Locksley

University of Maryland

Anthony Lynn

Los Angeles Chargers

Martin Mayhew

San Francisco 49ers

Woody McCorvey

Clemson University

Garrick McGee

University of Missouri

Reggie McKenzie

Miami Dolphins

Raheem Morris

Atlanta Falcons

Jimmy Raye Jr.

NFL Consultant

Jimmy Raye III

Detroit Lions

Jerry Reese

Former NFL General Manager

Robert Saleh

San Francisco 49ers

Willie Simmons

Florida A&M University

Marques Tuiasosopo


Trumaine Watson

Virginia State University

Doug Williams

Washington Redskins