Key Dates for the 2019 NFL Season
The 2019 NFL Draft is coming at the end of April, followed by rookie minicamps, veteran minicamps/OTAs and time-off before training camps start in July. Then onward from those is the much-anticipated start of the 2019 NFL season.
Here is a look at some key dates from here all the way through the Super Bowl:
Mid-April - Schedule Release
Each team’s 2019 opponents are known already, broken down to home and away, but typically the week before the draft the full schedule with dates, times, etc. comes out
April 25-27 - 2019 NFL Draft, Nashville, Tennessee
August 1- Hall of Fame Game, Canton, Ohio - Denver Broncos vs. Atlanta Falcons
The 2019 NFL preseason will kick-off with the Hall of Fame Game, as part of Hall of Fame induction weekend in Canton.
September 5- Thursday Night Season-Opener, Green Bay Packers @ Chicago Bears
To celebrate the launch of its 100th season, the NFL is shifting away from the traditional season opener featuring the reigning Super Bowl champion, in favor of the league’s longest-running rivalry. The defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots will play on Sunday Night Football in Week 1.
January 4-5, 2020 - Wild Card Weekend
January 11-12, 2020 - Divisional Round Weekend
January 19, 2020 - Conference Championship Sunday
February 2, 2020 - Super Bowl LIV, Hard Rock Stadium-Miami, FL