2023 NFL officiating season is underway as 2 more officials depart, increasing high turnover

Happy New Year to all NFL officiating fans! Monday marked the start of the 2023 NFL officiating season. Traditionally, May 15 marks the first day of the NFL officials being in-season following the 3-month “dark period”, which begins after the Super Bowl. The dark period allows the officials to dedicate more

Alan Eck promoted to NFL referee

Umpire Alan Eck has been promoted from umpire to referee, replacing the retired Jerome Boger. Eck wears number 76 and just completed his seventh season as an NFL official. https://twitter.com/NFLOfficiating/status/1631711573373853697 Eck has flown under the radar as far as referee prospects go. He worked as a referee in college in the Big

4 more officials leave the NFL with 10 total vacancies to fill

Football Zebras has confirmed through multiple secondary sources that in addition to referee Jerome Boger, three more officials have retired, bringing the off-season retirement list to 10 -- and there will be more, according to a source. In a surprising move, some officials are definitely early in their NFL careers and

Veteran referee Jerome Boger retires

Football Zebras has learned though multiple secondary sources that referee Jerome Boger has retired. The total number of on-field officials retiring after the 2022 season now stands at seven, with more retirements in the offing. NFL Officiating tweeted the information as we prepared for publication. The NFL never tells the public

New angle shows jersey tug on crucial holding call in Super Bowl LVII

It was a key penalty after the two-minute warning, one which was widely questioned whether field judge John Jenkins should have thrown a flag in that situation. The TV broadcast did not show a conclusive angle of the defensive hold. Footage from NFL Films confirms that Eagles cornerback James Bradberry held