NFL trade deadline extended to after Week 9

New NFL Trade Deadline Set for Week 9, Compromising on Proposed Changes

The NFL trade deadline will undergo a significant change starting in the 2024 season, as the new deadline will be set on the Tuesday after Week 9. This rule change was approved during the NFL’s annual meetings, with a proposal from Cleveland Browns general manager Andrew Berry garnering 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 received approval. Instead, it was a proposal from the Pittsburgh Steelers that pushed the deadline back only one week that received the necessary three-fourths approval to pass. Despite this compromise, Berry’s rationale for his original proposal was to give teams greater flexibility as they approached the second half of the regular season. This move was seen as a way to maintain competitive integrity and provide teams with more time before considering roster changes.

Berry also 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. However, 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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