The number of minority hires for open positions in the NFL nearly doubled to 34.6% in 2021, according to the league's own demographics study.

The minority hirings included: three general managers, two head coaches, three offensive coordinators, six defensive coordinators, four special-teams coordinators, three quarterbacks coaches.

The minority hiring rate was 18.8% in 2020. Interview requests for minority candidates increased to 47% from 22% in 2020.