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.

Social Justice

NFL COVID-19 Protocols

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.

The NFL and Black College Football Hall of Fame will host assistant and positional NFL and NCAA coaches June 24-25 at the 2019 NFL Quarterback Coaching Summit in Atlanta as part of the league’s commitment to strengthening the coaching and personnel development pipeline.

“As part of our ongoing efforts to develop a diverse pipeline of offensive coaches and personnel, the Quarterback Coaching Summit is an opportunity for participants to further develop and perfect their proficiencies in game administration, offensive philosophy implementation and quarterback development,” said Troy Vincent, NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations.

The summit will equip offensive coaches with resources, professional development and networking opportunities with NFL club representatives. Panelists will include former Baltimore Ravens general manager and current executive vice president Ozzie Newsome, Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman, Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman, and Black College Football Hall of Fame Co-Founders James Harris and Doug Williams.

“We are excited to work with the NFL on the Quarterback Coaching Summit, as well as open the lines of communication and exchange ideas on fundamentals and techniques required to coach the QB position,” said James “Shack” Harris, Black College Football Hall of Fame Co-Founder and 2012 Inductee. “The results should help participating coaches in college football and the NFL prepare for the opportunity to become head coach, offensive coordinator, quarterback coach or offensive assistant.”

Below is the current list of presenters and attendees (subject to change).




Eric Bieniemy

Kansas City Chiefs

Offensive Coordinator

Marquel Blackwell

University of Houston

Quarterbacks Coach

Jeff Blake

NFL Legend

Quarterback Consultant

Marcus Brady

Indianapolis Colts

Assistant Quarterbacks Coach

Jim Caldwell

Miami Dolphins

Assistant Head Coach and Quarterbacks Coach

Dick Daniels

NFL Legend


Karl Dorrell

Miami Dolphins

Wide Receivers Coach

Tony Elliott

Clemson University

Co-Offensive Coordinator

Broderick Fobbs

Grambling State University

Head Coach

Josh Gattis

University of Michigan

Offensive Coordinator

Billy Gonzales

University of Florida

Co-Offensive Coordinator

Harold Goodwin

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Assistant Head Coach

Chris Grier

Miami Dolphins

General Manager

Pep Hamilton


General Manager and Head Coach

James Harris

NFL Legend


Hue Jackson

Formerly Cleveland Browns

Head Coach

Ivin Jasper

Naval Academy

Offensive Coordinator

Brian Johnson

University of Florida

Quarterbacks Coach

Craig Johnson

New York Giants

Running Backs Coach

Curtis Johnson

New Orleans Saints

Wide Receivers Coach

Shaun King

University of South Florida

Running Backs Coach

Marvin Lewis

Formerly Cincinnati Bengals

Head Coach

Mike Locksley

University of Maryland

Head Coach

Jerry Mack

Rice University

Offensive Coordinator

Brennan Marion

William & Mary

Offensive Coordinator

Connell Maynor

Alabama A&M University

Head Coach

Woody McCorvey

Clemson University

Associate Athletic Director

Garrick McGee

University of Missouri

Offensive Analyst

Ozzie Newsome

Baltimore Ravens

Executive Vice President

Jeff Nixon

Baylor University

Co-Offensive Coordinator

Kendrick Nord

Grambling State University

Quarterbacks Coach

Lamar Owens

Georgia Southern University

Wide Receivers Coach

Jimmy Raye

NFL Legend


Jerry Reese

Formerly New York Giants

General Manager

Howie Roseman

Philadelphia Eagles

General Manager

Rick Spielman

Minnesota Vikings

General Manager

Allen Suber

Bethune-Cookman University

Offensive Coordinator

John Tomlinson

North Carolina Central University

Quarterbacks Coach

Marques Tuaisosopo

University of California

Tight Ends Coach

Pat White

Alcorn State University

Quarterbacks Coach

Ted White

Prairie View A&M University

Offensive Coordinator

D.J. Williams III

New Orleans Saints

Offensive Quality Control Coach