Falcons President Rich McKay has been named the chairman of the NFL Competition Committee, the league announced Tuesday.
McKay, a member of the committee since 1994, has served as co-chair since 1998, including since 2001 with former Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher.
Fisher is no longer a member of the committee, but will continue to serve in an advisory role over the current offseason. He will not have a vote.
In recent seasons, the committee has focused on issues of player safety. Last season, they revised the rules for overtime in the playoffs.
The committee, which studies all aspects of the game and recommends rules and policy changes to NFL clubs, consists of the following members:
|Rich McKay||Atlanta Falcons||Chairman|
|Stephen Jones||Dallas Cowboys|
|Marvin Lewis||Cincinnati Bengals|
|John Mara||New York Giants|
|Ozzie Newsome||Baltimore Ravens|
|Bill Polian||Indianapolis Colts|
|Rick Smith||Houston Texans|
The Coaches’ Subcommittee, which makes recommendations to the Competition Committee, consists of the following current and former NFL head coaches:
|John Harbaugh||Baltimore Ravens|
|Mike Holmgren||Cleveland Browns|
|Sean Payton||New Orleans Saints|
|Andy Reid||Philadelphia Eagles|
|Steve Spagnuolo||St. Louis Rams|
|Mike Tomlin||Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Norv Turner||San Diego Chargers|
|Ken Whisenhunt||Arizona Cardinals|
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog