On February 14, the NFL announced the addition of new St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher to the league's competition committee. Joining Fisher as new members to the committee are Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Wisenhunt and Green Bay Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy.
Fisher, who utilized the Miami Dolphins for leverage in landing the St. Louis Rams position this earlier this year, served as the co-chairman of the committee from 2002-2010.
The full press release from the NFL is below:
JEFF FISHER, MARK MURPHY & KEN WHISENHUNT
NAMED TO COMPETITION COMMITTEE
Head coaches JEFF FISHER of the St. Louis Rams and KEN WHISENHUNT of the Arizona Cardinals, along with Green Bay Packers President and Chief Executive Officer MARK MURPHY, have been named to the NFL Competition Committee by Commissioner ROGER GOODELL, the NFL announced today.
Fisher co-chaired the committee from 2002-2010 with current committee chairman RICH MC KAY of the Atlanta Falcons. Whisenhunt has served as a member of the Coaches Subcommittee, which consists of current and former NFL head coaches and makes recommendations to the Competition Committee. Murphy, the Packers' CEO since 2007, played eight seasons with the Washington Redskins from 1977-84, including two Super Bowl appearances, and was selected to the Pro Bowl following the 1983 season.
The Competition Committee studies all aspects of the game and recommends rules and policy changes to NFL clubs. It consists of the following members:
St. Louis Rams
Green Bay Packers
In other football-related committee assignments, THOMAS DIMITROFF of the Atlanta Falcons was named to the General Managers Advisory Committee while DANNY MORRISON of the Carolina Panthers was appointed chairman of the Subcommittee on College Relations.
Following are the members of the Subcommittee on College Relations, General Managers Advisory Committee and Coaches Subcommittee:
Subcommittee on College Relations
Green Bay Packers
General Managers Advisory Committee
New York Giants
New Orleans Saints