2013 NFL Offseason: NFL and NFLPA in talks to push back draft and change start of league year

Jason Miller

The NFL and the NFLPA are working out an agreement to change the dates of the start of the league year and the NFL Draft, according to a report by Adam Schefter.

If you're a draft junkie who has date lines marked on your bedroom wall to count down the days before the draft like you see prisoners do in movies, you probably won't like this news.

Adam Schefter is reporting that the NFL and NFLPA are in the process of moving the date of the NFL Draft to sometime in May. They are also considering moving up the start of the league year to sometime in February, before the start of the NFL Combine.

Here's a tweet from Schefter with the details:

This doesn't really move the radar for a lot of fans, but for some it will be torturous to see the draft moved even further back from the completion of the Combine. The current system with a little over a month between the events is painful enough, but in a way it does make sense to have the draft a little closer to the start of OTA's so teams don't have to wait as long to get their rookies out on the field.

If you're adamantly against this change, keep in mind that the NFL and NFLPA are currently in the "discussion" stage. Nothing is set in stone as of yet, so it's still possible that they decide not to do this.

As always, stay tuned to CSR for any breaking updates to this story.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Cat Scratch Reader

You must be a member of Cat Scratch Reader to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cat Scratch Reader. You should read them.

Join Cat Scratch Reader

You must be a member of Cat Scratch Reader to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cat Scratch Reader. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker