At the start of the 2022 football season, every team in the NFL will be required to hire a diverse person as an offensive assistant. Said person must be a minority or a female. Merit will not be considered.
Beginning this upcoming season, all 32 NFL teams will be required to hire a “diverse person” to serve as an offensive assistant on their coaching staff.
The NFL announced Monday that the new rule is in place to improve diversity within the head coaching pipeline. The NFL’s definition of a diverse person is any “female or a member of an ethnic or racial minority.” This person must have at least three years of coaching experience at the collegiate or professional level to qualify.
Okay, so whites need not apply? That sounds extraordinarily racist, but what else would you expect from the NFL?
The subject of minorities being considered for head coaching vacancies has been one of the main talking points during the NFL offseason. It was amplified after now Steelers defensive assistant Brian Flores accused the Giants of bringing him in for an interview when they already had a hire in place and Dolphins owner Stephen Ross offering to pay him more money to tank during the 2019 season when he was the head coach in Miami.
Brian Flores made $3 million during the 2022 season, but yeah, look how oppressed he is.
Black players represent 70% of the league, while white players comprise 28%. If you’re looking for diversity, how about hiring more white coaching assistants? Oh, we can’t do that, because of white privilege… or something.