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 possibly bribing teams with draft capital to hire minority coaches and execs reflects terribly on the league, those doing the hiring and ultimately, diminishes the candidates.
— Will Cain (@willcain) May 15, 2020
Incentivizing hiring minority coaches by ransoming draft position sounds like sumn that wldve been done during the Civil rights era… shit is sad man. It feels wrong….Thats not how you achieve your goal but I can applaud the sentiment. @NFL
— Tito Santiago (@ctaccordingly) May 15, 2020
Man that minority rule that the NFL Owners will vote about giving teams draft compensation for hiring of minorities is Absolute ridiculous and sad. You mean to tell you can’t find black people or people of color to hire and have them go through the process of hiring someone?
— Shelt (@Shelt_Davis) May 15, 2020
– If a team were to fill both positions with diverse candidates in the same year, that club could jump 16 spots — six for the coach, 10 for the GM — and potentially move from the top of the third round to the middle of the second round.https://t.co/lJTkd8Xx2G
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) May 15, 2020
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.