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.

Thirty-three current and former NFL players will take part in the third annual NFL Personal Finance Camp in Fort Lauderdale March 27-30. New York Giants wide receiver Brandon Marshall, Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry and Detroit Lions cornerback D.J. Hayden are among the players taking part in the four-day financial education program.

The program, developed jointly by NFL Player Engagement, the University of Miami School of Business Administration and TD Ameritrade, offers participants an opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the people, investments and forces in the financial world. It equips them with the knowledge and tools to help build generational wealth and maintain long-term financial security.

“Our Personal Finance Camp provides our players and their families with educational tools that can help them achieve long-term financial security,” said Arthur McAfee, Senior Vice President of NFL Player Engagement. “We are proud to host this program for the third straight year with The University of Miami and TD Ameritrade.”

Over the course of four days, participants will learn from University of Miami School of Business Administration faculty, TD Ameritrade financial professionals and former NFL All-Pro defensive end Patrick Kerney, who is now the director of business development at National Fire & Casualty Investments. Sessions will include “The Building Blocks of a Portfolio,” “Personal Finances and Investing Basics,” “Creating a Diversified Portfolio,” and “Examining Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning.” Participants also will have the opportunity to receive one-on-one financial planning assistance.

“We’re delighted to partner with NFL Player Engagement in a program that brings athletes face-to-face with some of the world’s best finance professors for advice and new perspectives on attaining long-term financial security,” said Anuj Mehrotra, dean of the University of Miami School of Business Administration. “This program complements our MBA and other executive programs designed to meet the unique educational needs of professionals from a variety of backgrounds.”

“Financial planning can be a highly emotional and personal experience because it covers the intersection of wealth and earnings with our future well-being. This can make it a difficult topic to understand, let alone discuss with advisors and family members,” said Dedra DeLilli, head of sponsorships at TD Ameritrade. “That’s why we’re proud to help present Personal Finance Camp for a third straight year. It’s an opportunity for these professionals and their families to have meaningful conversations and commit to learning in an environment where there is no such thing as a bad question.”

The NFL Personal Finance Camp is one of many career and professional development programs NFL Player Engagement offers to current and former players and their families. More than 32 players and their significant others took part in the second annual Business Academy last month at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.

The following players are participating in this year’s program:


Kenneth Acker

Tyrell Adams

Jahleel Addae

David Baas

Eric Berry

Michael Burton

Brandon Flowers

Pierre Garcon

Alexander Green

Vernon Harris

DJ Hayden

Akiem Hicks

Gabe Holmes

Cory James

Jarvis Jenkins

Wesley Johnson

Karl Joseph

David King

Nevin Lawson

Christopher Lewis-Harris

Brandon Marshall

Josh Martin

Sio Moore

Cody Parkey

Jalen Richard

Trevor Riley

Ramzee Robinson

Mitchell Schwartz

Erik Walden

DeAndre Washington

Travelle Wharton

James Winchester

Sam Young