When will the 2024 NFL schedule be released? Date, time, when the season starts


The NFL is a 12-month machine.

Free agency opens the offseason in March. The draft is in April. The full 18-week, 272-game regular season schedule will be unveiled in May, although the league is being more cautious in its schedule rollout.

Here’s what we know about the 2024 NFL schedule release date.

When is the NFL schedule release date?

The 2024 schedule will be announced in May. The NFL has not given a specific date for the release show, but given recent history it is expected to be Thursday, May 9.

The home and away opponents for each team have already been determined, but the league has created a buzz surrounding the announcement of the full schedule for the upcoming season. The NFL is stoking excitement by waiting to announce a release date, and teams are now producing viral videos on social media for the spectacle.

What day of the week is the NFL schedule announced?

The NFL has released its schedule on Thursdays each of the last four years.

When was last year’s NFL schedule released?

The 2023 schedule was released on May 11, 2023. These were the dates of the last five schedule releases.

  • 2023: Thursday May 11
  • 2022: Thursday May 12
  • 2021: Thursday May 13
  • 2020: Thursday May 7
  • 2019: Wednesday April 17

What time is the NFL schedule released?

Last year, the schedule was released at 8 p.m.

Have any games been leaked or announced earlier today?

Last year, the NFL released details for the international games, a Black Friday game and select individual games on multiple networks and shows including NFL Network, Amazon, Fox & Friends, CBS mornings, Today Toon And Good morning America.

How to watch the NFL schedule release

The NFL Network and NFL+ will air the NFL Schedule Release show. Additional coverage and analysis can be found on ESPN2.

When does the NFL season start?

The Kansas City Chiefs will host the NFL kickoff game on Thursday, September 5. Their opponent has not yet been announced.

Have any other 2024 NFL games been announced?

The Philadelphia Eagles will play the Green Bay Packers in Brazil in Week 1 on Friday, September 6. The match will be broadcast exclusively on Peacock.

2024 International NFL Games

The home teams for international matches are:

  • London: Chicago Bears, Jacksonville Jaguars, Minnesota Vikings
  • Germany: Carolina Panthers
  • Brazil: Philadelphia Eagles