The NFL is set to hire an analyst to help monitor the financials of its teams, according to a report.
NFL.com reported Friday that analysts and financial analysts would be assigned to the NFL teams in 2017.
The league did not specify what their duties would be.
The NFL has a large number of teams, with more than 1,500 teams and teams with more players in the league.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported that the NFL was looking to hire the analyst in an article on Friday.
The analyst would work as an outside adviser to the league, according, to ESPN.
The role of the analyst is expected to cost $150,000 to $200,000 per year, according ESPN.
It’s not clear what the analysts role would be on a team, or if it would involve working in a team’s locker room or at a facility.
The position could also include working on the NFL’s television broadcasts and on-field events.
The move follows a report that several teams were considering cutting ties with analysts after several were fired this offseason.
The moves come as the NFL has faced scrutiny over how it uses its $1.2 billion salary cap and how much it can spend on free agents.
The commissioner’s office has also announced it is looking at using some of the money it received in the past two seasons to boost its salaries.
The latest moves came amid the NFL season, as the league is in the midst of the Super Bowl.