“Woke” Madness: Proposed NFL Rule Change Draws Backlash

National Football League (NFL) Commissioner Roger Goodell delivers remarks during an event at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., launching an initiative between the Army and the NFL to work to raise awareness about traumatic brain injury Aug. 30, 2012. Goodell and U.S. Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, the chief of staff of the Army, jointly signed a letter formalizing the initiative during the event. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade/Released)

After the Kaepernick kneeling fiasco caused a massive boycott, you would think that NFL might avoid listening to the Social Justice Warriors when it comes to football. Wrong, a new rule being proposed would give a competitive edge to teams that hire minorities as General Manager or Head Coach.

NFL teams are already required to interview a minority candidate for leadership vacancies under the Rooney rule but it’s not working fast enough for the “woke” crowd. The new rule would go like this:

  • Hire a “minority” head coach and after his second season a team gets to jump six spots for their third round draft pick and 5 spots in the fourth round after the third season.
  • Hire a “minority” GM and after the second season the team gets to jump ten spots for their third round draft pick AND 5 spots in the fourth round after the GM’s third season.
  • Hire a “minority” quarterbacks coach and get an extra fourth round draft pick.
  • The rule would also give minority coaches special privileges to interview during the season with other teams and other special advantages.

The proposed rule change has gotten significant backlash:

The NFL is already facing challenges with the response to the Wuhan Coronavirus. It is unclear whether this rule will pass or the owners will dismiss it.