Protecting the integrity of the greatest game.
It's our responsibility to strengthen the sport.
Ensuring a consistent and fair game that is decided on the field, by the players.
Ensuring that players conduct themselves in a way that honors the sport and respects the game.
Knees Bent. Pads Down. Head Up and Out.
The NFL is proud of the HBCU professional football legacy.
Honoring the league’s commitment to serve the communities where the game is played.
Meet the people behind NFL Operations.
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.
Countdown to kickoff: how NFL games happen.
See the NFL personnel at every game, what they do and you can identify them.
In the NFL, balancing technology with tradition.
How television has changed the game.
Upon further review…
It takes hundreds of computers and five NFL executives to create the NFL’s 256-game masterpiece.
The annual analytics contest explores statistical innovations in football — how the game is played and coached.
Promoting the values of football.
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.
Creating an NFL player: from “everyman” to “superman.”
Supporting the next generation of players and fans.
Preparing players of all ages for success at football’s highest level.
Introducing the next wave of NFL superstars.
A look at the programs and services NFL Player Engagement provides to assist every player before, during and after his football career.
Strengthening the NFL brotherhood.
NFL Total Wellness assists players, Legends and their families before, during and after their playing experiences.
Discover the evolution of professional officiating, the weekly evaluation process and how the NFL identifies and develops the next generation of officials.
“One thing hasn’t changed: the pressure. It will always be there.”
The latest information from the NFL's officiating center.
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 an NFL game takes years of training and experience.
NFL Football Operations protects the integrity of the game by ensuring that the rules and the officiating are consistent and fair to all competitors.
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.
The NFL Video Rulebook explains NFL rules with video examples.
Explore the official rules of the game.
The NFL's procedures for breaking ties for postseason playoffs.
A quick reference guide to the NFL rulebook.
The NFL's familiar hand signals help fans better understand the game.
Sharpen your NFL football knowledge with this glossary of the game's fundamental terms.
See where the players line up in pro football's most common offensive and defensive formations.
Understand what the graphics on NFL television broadcasts mean and how they can help you get the most out of watching NFL games.
The NFL’s instant replay review process focuses on expediting instant replay reviews and ensuring consistency. Learn how it works.
Go inside the game with the NFL's official game stats. Sort the stats by season or by week.
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.
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Get a snapshot of the current NFL game stats, updated weekly during the regular season.
The NFL has named Jonathan Beane as Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer. Jonathan brings more than 20 years of experience as a diversity practitioner with large organizations. Jonathan will spearhead the league’s overarching diversity, equity and inclusion strategy, and will collaborate with senior leadership to drive actionable change throughout the league.
“Diversity and inclusion will strengthen our organization and aligns with our values,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. “Jonathan joins the NFL at an important time, and we look forward to his broad expertise and leadership on diversity, equity, and inclusion policies and practices for the betterment of our league.”
In line with the NFL’s commitment to continuing to build a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment that extends to the communities it serves, the Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer role was established to help cultivate a more inclusive culture where diversity is celebrated and valued. As part of the leadership team, Jonathan will help to further the league’s progress in these areas.
“During this critical period in our country’s history, I cannot think of a more perfect time to join an iconic organization like the NFL,” said Beane. “The opportunity to serve as the league’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and work closely with league and club executives, ownership and other important stakeholders on diversity, equity and inclusion efforts is an exciting one. This work is where my passion lies,” he concluded.
Jonathan has held senior diversity roles at Roche, 21st Century Fox and Time Warner, among others. He will be based in the New York office and report to Dasha Smith, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer.
“I am thrilled to welcome Jonathan to our NFL family as a member of our leadership team,” said Smith. “Diversity, equity and inclusion is a critical success factor in our overall business strategy, and I am incredibly optimistic about the progress that together, we can make for long-lasting, impactful change.”
Jonathan holds a Master of Studies in Law in Taxation from Georgetown University, as well as a Juris Doctor and master’s degree in business administration from the State University of New York University at Buffalo. He earned his bachelor’s degree in American History from Dartmouth College. Jonathan serves on the Board of Directors of GLAAD and on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the University at Buffalo School of Law. He and his wife, Jodie, live in New York with their two children.