NFL Trades Deadline Delayed: What This Means for Teams and Players

NFL trade deadline extended to after Week 9

The NFL’s trade deadline has been moved to the Tuesday after Week 9, starting in the 2024 season. This change was approved during the NFL’s annual meetings, with a proposal from Cleveland Browns general manager Andrew Berry gaining support from several teams including the Detroit Lions, New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles, and Washington Commanders. However, it was not Berry’s original proposal that passed. Instead, it was the Pittsburgh Steelers’ proposal to push the deadline back only one week that received the necessary three-fourths approval.

Berry had rationale for his original proposal to move the deadline back two weeks after Week 10. He believed that giving teams greater flexibility as they approached the second half of the regular season would maintain competitive integrity and provide more time before considering roster changes. However, this move was seen as a compromise that allows for added flexibility while ensuring teams remain competitive heading into the latter part of the season.

It is worth noting that since 2012, the NFL trade deadline has fallen on the Tuesday after Week 8. But starting this season, teams will have until 4 p.m. ET on November 5 to finalize any deals before the second half of the regular season begins.

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