5 officiating things I’m watching in 2021

The time for talking is over. The 2021 NFL regular season is here! As the NFL begins its 102nd season, here is what I'm watching as the game officials take the field and make sure the game stays fair. 1. Only one rookie this season Six officials retired this season, but only

Senior Bowl helps evaluate officiating talent, too

The Senior Bowl provides an opportunity for scouts to evaluate potential talent for the upcoming draft in a game played largely under NFL rules. The NFL officiating department also uses this as an opportunity to evaluate potential new officials as well. Since the demise of NFL Europe, the league has lost

NFL announces advanced training program officials

20 officials get the chance to audition for the NFL The NFL has announced its third class of officials in the Advanced Development Program (ADP). These candidates are successful college and Arena Football League officials. The group will work preseason games. Once preseason is over, those officials will return to officiate