The Merger

George Halas, left, president of the National Conference of the National Football League, Pete Rozelle, center, commissioner, and Lamar Hunt, president of the American Conference,  chat during the annual meeting of the National Football League in Palm Beach, Fla., in this March 22, 1971 file photo. Lamar Hunt, the Kansas City Chiefs' owner who was a founder of the American Football League and one of the leaders of the AFL-NFL merger, died Wednesday Dec. 13, 2006 in Dallas. He was 74  (AP Photo/File)
George Halas, left, president of the National Conference of the National Football League, Pete Rozelle, center, commissioner, and Lamar Hunt, president of the American Conference, chat during the annual meeting of the National Football League in Palm Beach, Fla., in this March 22, 1971 file photo. Lamar Hunt, the Kansas City Chiefs’ owner who was a founder of the American Football League and one of the leaders of the AFL-NFL merger, died Wednesday Dec. 13, 2006 in Dallas. He was 74 (AP Photo/File)
The AFL-NFL merger is announced.

The leagues will play a championship game the following season, hold the first common draft in 1967 and merge in 1970.