2024 NFL Season Guide - Key dates, NFL Draft, schedule release & more

2024 NFL Season Guide - Key dates, NFL Draft, schedule release & more

With Super Bowl LVIII fresh in mind, we eye toward the next season and NFL 2024. Whether you're fed up with football at the moment, or already looking forward to the 2024 Pre-Season, we have summarized the most important information and key dates coming up. Take notice, mark your calendar, and begin the countdown. The next NFL is back live on TV sooner than you think.

Key Dates and Events:

  • NFL DRAFT: 25-27 April, Campus Martius Park and Hart Plaza in Detroit, Michigan
  • NFL 2024 KICK-OFF GAME: 5 September
  • POSTSEASON: 11 January
  • PRO BOWL: 2 February
  • SUPER BOWL LIX: 9 February, Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana

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Overview of the 2024 NFL Season

The much-anticipated 2024 NFL season is prearranged to be the 105th NFL season. The curtain-raiser is slated for September 5, 2024, and the regular season will cease on January 5, 2025. The NFL playoffs will kick off on January 11, 2025, climaxing with the Super Bowl LIX on February 9, 2025, at the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Significant Dates and Events

NFL Draft

The 2024 NFL Draft is a key event to earmark on your calendar. The draft offers a platform for teams to select new talents from the college football leagues. The draft is set to take place around Campus Martius Park and Hart Plaza in Detroit, Michigan, from April 25–27, 2024.

Regular Season

The regular season is expected to span over an 18-week schedule, commencing on September 5 with the NFL Kickoff Game. All 32 teams will participate in 17 games, each having a bye week. All games during the final weekend will be intra-division games.

International Series

The NFL plans to host five international games in 2024. The first international game will be hosted by Philadelphia on September 6 at Arena Corinthians in São Paulo, Brazil. This game will be the first NFL regular season game held in South America.

Thanksgiving Games

Three Thanksgiving Day games are planned to be held on November 28, with Detroit and Dallas hosting the traditional afternoon doubleheader, and a primetime game with no fixed teams.

Christmas Games

Christmas Day, December 25, lands on a Wednesday; the league stated in 2023 that it would not schedule any games for that day.


The postseason, or the NFL playoffs, is scheduled to start on January 11, 2025. The top seed in the conference will play the lowest remaining seed, and the other two remaining teams will face off. The winners of these games will proceed to the Conference Championship games planned for January 26. Finally, Super Bowl LIX will take place on February 9, 2025.

NFL Pro Bowl 2024

The Pro Bowl is an exciting event that takes place annually, bringing together the league's star players. The date is set for February 2, 2025, with the location yet to be announced.

Personnel Changes

Free Agency

The 2024 NFL league year and trading period is expected to commence on March 13. Clubs will be allowed to exercise options for 2024 on players with option clauses in their contracts, submit qualifying offers to their pending restricted free agents, and submit a Minimum Salary Tender to retain exclusive negotiating rights to their players with expiring 2023 contracts.


Some notable retirements for the 2024 season include Jahleel Addae, Teddy Bridgewater, Ryan Jensen, Damion Square, and Chase Winovich. Their retirement will undoubtedly leave a mark on their respective teams.

Coaching and Front Office

Several teams have experienced changes in their coaching and front-office personnel. These changes are expected to influence the game strategies and overall performance of the teams in the upcoming season.

Uniform Changes

The Houston team is set to introduce four separate new designs, replacing the original uniform set used by the franchise since its inception. The new uniforms will be fully introduced during the week of the 2024 NFL Draft.

Media Coverage

Television Coverage

The 2024 NFL season will be aired live on CBS, Fox, NBC, and ESPN/ABC, with Spanish counterparts ESPN Deportes, Fox Deportes, and Telemundo Deportes.

Streaming Options

Online streaming platforms such as Amazon Prime Video and Twitch will also provide coverage of live NFL games. They continue under a 12-year deal to stream Thursday Night Football exclusively. Other streaming platforms include Peacock, ESPN+, Paramount+, and NFL+.


The 2024 NFL season promises to be a thrilling season full of action, suspense, and unprecedented moments. As a fan, you can access up-to-date broadcasting information on upcoming sports and football live on TV and stream on Livesportsontv.com. So, gear up, mark your calendars, and get ready for an unforgettable season!

Author: Dan Anderson