The coveted white hat worn by the referee There are two referee openings for the 2019 season after Walt Coleman and Pete Morelli retired. So far, they are the only two referees we know who have retired. There are very few chances for the NFL to test officials for future referee openings.
Embed from Getty Images When the 17 referees receive their crew assignments when their offseason officially ends May 15, some may take notice that one of their new crew members is a first-year official. Every veteran official knows the feeling, because at one point, that was them: having spent decades working
Embed from Getty Images As NFL officials prepare for their mini-clinic in May, the NFL officiating office is building 17 officiating crews. Exiting senior vice president for officiating Dean Blandino will oversee the rest of the offseason (which ends May 15 for officials), so he has a say in the crew