NFL trade deadline set to change in 2024: New deadline aims for flexibility and competitive integrity

NFL trade deadline extended to after Week 9

The NFL trade deadline is set to change starting in the 2024 season, with a proposal from Cleveland Browns general manager Andrew Berry receiving support from multiple teams to move it back two weeks after Week 10. However, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ proposal to push the deadline back only one week received the necessary three-fourths approval.

Berry’s rationale for his original proposal was to give teams greater flexibility as they approached the second half of the regular season, while maintaining competitive integrity and providing more time before considering roster changes. He pointed out that the trade deadline had not been adjusted when the NFL transitioned to an 18-week regular season schedule.

The new deadline after Week 9 is seen as a compromise that allows for added flexibility while ensuring teams remain competitive heading into the latter part of the season. 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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