Washington head coach Ron Rivera was recently named to the NFL competition committee. It will be the first time since 2017 that the competition committee will have at least three head coaches. The Committee began its first off-season 2020 meetings this week. ESPN rules analyst and former referee John Parry first confirmed the news.
This year @RiverboatRonHC joins @CoachTomlin and @SeanPayton at the @NFL competition committee meetings. Great ? minds sitting around this table.
— John Parry (@JohnParryESPN) February 10, 2020
Rivera was previously a member of the coaching subcommittee of the competition committee. The committee now has 9 members, all chosen by Commissioner Roger Goodell and chaired by President Rich McKay, President of the Atlanta Falcons.
Here are the other 7 members of the committee:
- John Mara, owner of the Giants
- Stephen Jones, owner of the Cowboys
- Mark Murphy, President of the Packers
- Ozzie Newsome, general manager of the Ravens
- Sean Payton, Head Coach of the Saints
- Mike Tomlin, Steelers head coach
- John Elway, General Manager of the Broncos
The competition committee meets annually and reviews rule proposals that are submitted to the 32 teams before the NFL scouting party. To adopt a new rule or revision, the support of 75% of the owners (24 yes votes of 32 teams) is required.