The NFL is reportedly considering making another major change for the 2023 season.
According to Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, there appears “to be momentum” on the NFL extending the trade deadline by a week or two in 2023. Here’s what the two insiders reported:
“At last week’s winter meeting, the league’s general manager advisory committee discussed a potential one- or two-week extension to the trade deadline — and sources say there seems to be momentum building among some clubs toward pushing it back.
More discussion is expected in the coming months, per sources, with approval of any change subject to vote by at least 24 of 32 owners that could come at league meetings in March or May.”
As noted by Rapoport and Pelissero, the NFL trade deadline has taken place on the Tuesday after Week 8 each season since 2012. Extending it by one or two weeks would push the deadline into November.
This isn’t the only other notable change that the NFL could enforce in 2023. NFL executive VP of football operations, Troy Vincent, revealed last week that NFL owners discussed the idea of reviewing hits on quarterbacks and defenseless players, and if they should be automatic ejections.
This is merely a suggestion on his end, but Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones also endorsed the idea of an 18-game regular season schedule, though that most certainly wouldn’t go into effect next season.
There were several notable trades here in 2022 that have very much dictated several NFL playoff races. This includes the Miami Dolphins’ acquisitions of Denver Broncos star pass-rusher Bradley Chubb and San Francisco 49ers running back Jeff Wilson, the Baltimore Ravens’ acquisition of linebacker Roquan Smith from the Chicago Bears and the San Francisco 49ers landing Christian McCaffrey from the Carolina Panthers.
Though it wasn’t as busy as this year’s, the 2021 trade deadline saw several notable players switch teams as well. This included future Hall of Famer Von Miller going to the Los Angeles Rams, whom he led to a Super Bowl championship. Also, 2019 Defensive Player of the Year Stephon Gilmore was sent to Carolina in a trade with the New England Patriots.
The NFL expanded the regular season schedule to 17 games last year, so it would definitely make sense to push back the trade deadline. And seeing how many trades have shaped up the playoff race, it’s easy to make the case of extending the deadline by a week or two.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.