The National Football League Competition Committee was created in 1968 following the announcement of the AFL–NFL merger. It replaced the NFL Rules Committee, which was formed in 1932 when the NFL adopted its own rulebook. Prior to 1932 the NFL used the college rulebook.

Members of the Competition Committee are chosen by the NFL commissioner. The members are:[1]

Each year, the committee reviews the competitive aspects of NFL football and may, based on its findings, propose new rules and rule changes. However new rules and rule changes cannot be adopted unless supported by 75% of NFL team owners (which is currently 24 out of 32 team owners).[1]


  1. ^ a b "The NFL Competition Committee". Retrieved September 8, 2023.