NFL Trade Deadline to be Re-Scheduled for Tuesday After Week 9, Following Proposal from Cleveland Browns GM Andrew Berry

NFL trade deadline extended to after Week 9

The NFL trade deadline will be changing to the Tuesday after Week 9 in the 2024 season. 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.

Berry’s rationale for the original proposal was to give teams greater flexibility as they approached the second half of the regular season. He argued that this move was necessary to maintain competitive integrity and provide teams with more time before considering roster changes.

However, it was the Pittsburgh Steelers’ proposal to push the deadline back only one week that received the necessary three-fourths approval to pass. Despite Berry’s initial opposition, his proposal was ultimately seen as a way to compromise and allow for added flexibility while ensuring teams remained competitive heading into the latter part of the season.

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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