7 officiating observations from the 2021 season

Commentary by Mark Schultz We made it through another season, and here are the officiating related things I noticed during the 18-week regular season. Expedited replay is a success I was skeptical at first, but once the bugs got worked out, the "replay assistance rule" turned into a valuable officiating tool this year. In

Week 17 photo album, 2021

Happy New Year! Be sure to check out NFL officials in action during Week 17 of the 2021 season, courtesy of team photographers and Getty Images. From team photographers (click on a photo to begin the gallery):

Week 11 photo album, 2021

With thanks to team photographers and Getty Images, enjoy photos of NFL officials working Week 11. From team photographers (click on a photo to begin the gallery): From Getty Images:  

Week 10 photo album, 2021

With thanks to team photographers and Getty Images, enjoy images of NFL officials at work in Week 10. From team photographers (click on a photo to begin the gallery): From Getty Images:

Week 1 photo gallery, 2021

With thanks to team photographers and our friends at Getty Images, here are photos of NFL officials working Week 1 games. From team photographers (click on a photo to begin the gallery): Enjoy 2021 Week 1 photos of NFL officials at work.  

For NFL officials, thankfully it is not 2020 anymore

When I wrote a recap of the 2020 season, I closed my column by saying "may we never again have another like it." This season, covid-19 is still with us, but for the officials, it will not be a repeat of 2020. Vaccines The NFL reported that 99% of its employees have been

NFL–CFL officiating exchange not happening in 2021

In a move most likely attributed to the closed border between the United States and Canada, the NFL–CFL officiating exchange will not happen in 2021. Instituted in 2016, the NFL–CFL Officiating Development Program gives NFL and CFL officials more experience. Over the years, several NFL officials worked CFL games in late