John Elway, Bruce Arians to join NFL competition committee

Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians and Denver Broncos executive vice president of football operations/general manager John Elway are being added to NFL's competition committee, league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Arians, however, said he hasn't "definitely said yes" to being added to the committee.

"I think it's great," Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said after practice. "That's an honor to be asked to do that, but I think that's great for the league too, to have a guy of [Elway's] caliber, what he's been through in this league, the type of football person he is, to sit on that committee, I think is special ... We're happy for him.''

The competition committee, whose members are selected by commissioner Roger Goodell, currently has nine members and is led by chairman Rich McKay, who is the president of the Atlanta Falcons.

The other members are New York Giants owner John Mara, Dallas Cowboys owner Stephen Jones, Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy, Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome, Houston Texans general manager Rick Smith, Los Angeles Rams coach Jeff Fisher, Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis and Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin.

Fisher announced in February that he was stepping down from the committee. It is not known which other member of the committee is resigning his post.

The competition committee annually reviews rules proposals and makes recommendations on changes. Owners then vote on the recommended rules changes at the annual league meetings, with 75 percent support (24 of 32 owners) needed before rules are adopted or revised.