What numbers will the new NFL officials take? It's more than just drawing out of a hat.
For officials, the 2023 season is underway, but with a large turnover in the ranks.
Here are 5 things I'm watching as the officials begin calling regular season games this week.
The officials' union and the NFL negotiate working conditions for the 2020 season. Officials can opt-out of the season and return in 2021.
A canceled preseason takes away a vital preparation tool for NFL officials.
COVID-19 leaves the officiating off-season up in the air.
March is a big month on the NFL calendar as, traditionally, the NFL hires new officials.
The NFL identifies potential referee candidates early in that official's NFL career.
Three potential future referees will audition during pre-season games this month.
Two rookie NFL officials, one member of the Officiating Development Program and one veteran NFL official have been working north this summer to call Canadian Football...