The moves come as the NFL owners hold their annual league meeting in Palm Beach, Florida.
The committee and changes were instituted “to provide better outcomes in the hiring cycle.”
The offensive assistant coaches will be on one-year contracts and be paid from a league-wide fund. They will work closely with the head coach and the offensive staff to gain experience.
Historically, the NFL says “head coaches have predominantly had offensive backgrounds” and the organization hopes the changes will help source talented candidates earlier in their careers and provide room for “developing the diverse offensive pipeline.”
The NFL has seven Black general managers
Currently in the NFL there were seven Black general managers and 12 women coaches at the start of the 2021 season, an all-time high, according to the NFL.
In January, the Houston Texans fired head coach David Culley after one season, leaving the NFL with just one Black head coach after years of expressing its desire to increase diversity in top sideline jobs.
Culley was the second Black head coach to have been fired in the same week after the Miami Dolphins relieved Flores of his duties.
“We’ve worked for years and made progress in many areas to ensure that staff and leaders in our office and at our clubs reflect the racial and gender makeup of America, but we have more work to do, particularly at the head coach and front-office level,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement.
CNN’s Wayne Sterling, David Lopez, David Close, Nicole Chavez, Ben Morse and Jason Hanna contributed to this report.