NFL 2024 Important Dates

By Lydia Jane Allison

Here is an overview of important offseason NFL dates for the 2023-24 league year. All times are Eastern and all dates are subject to change.


February 4 – Pro Bowl Games

February 11 – Super Bowl LVIII

February 20 – Clubs may designate Franchise or Transition players

February 27 through March 4 – NFL Scouting Combine


March 5 – Deadline for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players

March 13 – Start of the 2024 league year

March 13 – The Free Agency Period begins

  • The trading period for 2024 begins at 4:00 p.m. Eastern time, after the expiration of all 2023 contracts.

March 24 through 27 – Annual League Meeting


April 1 – Clubs that hired a new head coach after the end of the 2023 regular season may begin offseason workout programs.

April 15 – Clubs with returning head coaches may begin offseason workout programs.

April 19 – Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets.

April 25 through April 27 – NFL Draft in Detriot, MI


May 2 – Deadline for Clubs to exercise Fifth-Year Option for players selected in the first round of the 2021 Draft.

May 13 – Rookie Football Development Programs begin.

May 20 through May 22 – Spring League Meeting/Coach Accelerator




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