NFL Trade Deadline Moves to Tuesday after Week 9, Compromise for Greater Flexibility and Competitive Balance

NFL trade deadline extended to after Week 9

The NFL trade deadline will be moving to the Tuesday after Week 9 in the upcoming 2024 season. This change was approved during the league’s annual meetings, with a proposal from Cleveland Browns general manager Andrew Berry receiving support from several teams to push the deadline back two weeks after Week 10.

However, it was not Berry’s original proposal that passed, but instead a one-week extension proposed by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Despite opposition from some teams, this proposal received the necessary three-fourths approval to pass. Berry’s rationale for his original proposal was to give teams more flexibility as they approached the second half of the regular season and maintain competitive integrity.

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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