2019 NFL Offseason Guide & Important Dates

by Steve Frederick

On Super Bowl Sunday, the New England Patriots hoisted the Lombardi Trophy for the sixth time in franchise history, tying the Pittsburgh Steelers for the most Super Bowl victories in NFL history. 

This also signals the start of the 2019 NFL Offseason where Optimum Scouting will have you covered with unique content on all of the important NFL offseason events and deadlines leading up to the 2019 NFL Draft that will be hosted in "Music City", Nashville, Tennessee for the very first time.

Tuesday, February 19thClubs May Start To Designate  Franchise or Transition Tag Players
Tuesday, February 26th - Thursday, February 28thStart Of NFL Scouting Combine (Indianapolis, IN)

Friday, March 1st - Monday, March 4thNFL Scouting Combine Continued (Indianapolis, IN)

    March 1st - PK, ST, OL, RB On-Field Workouts

    March 2nd - QB, WR & TE On-Field Workouts

    March 3rd - DL & LB On-Field Workouts

    March 4th - DB On-Field Workouts

Tuesday, March 5th4:00 PM EST - Franchise/Transition Tag Deadline
Monday, March 11th - Wednesday, March 13thNFL clubs are allowed to enter contract negotiations with Unrestricted Free Agents. Often referred to as the "Legal Tampering Window "
Wednesday, March 13th

At 4:00 PM EST:

        All 2018 Player Contracts Expire

        2019 League Year Begins

        2019 Free Agency & Trading Period Begins

Sunday, March 24th - Wednesday, March 27thAnnual League/Owners Meeting (Phoenix, AZ)

Monday, April 1stClubs With New Head Coaches May Begin Offseason Programs (Arizona, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Denver, Green Bay, Miami, NY Jets, Tampa Bay)
Monday, April 15thClubs With Returning Head Coaches May Begin Offseason Programs
Friday, April 19thDeadline For Restricted Free Agents To Sign Offer Sheets
Thursday, April 25th2019 NFL Draft Day 1 (Round 1)
Friday, April 26th2019 NFL Draft Day 2 (Rounds 2-3)
Saturday, April 27th2019 NFL Draft Day 3 (Rounds 4-7)

2019 NFL Draft Order (1st Round):

1. Arizona

2. San Francisco

3. NY Jets

4. Oakland

5. Tampa Bay

6. NY Giants

7. Jacksonville

8. Detroit

9. Buffalo

10. Denver

11. Cincinnati

12. Green Bay

13. Miami

14. Atlanta

15. Washington

16. Carolina

17. Cleveland

18. Minnesota

19. Tennessee

20. Pittsburgh

21. Seattle

22. Baltimore

23. Houston

24. Oakland (via (CHI)

25. Philadelphia

26. Indianapolis

27. Oakland (via DAL)

28. LA Chargers

29. Kansas City

30. Green Bay (via NO)

31. LA Rams

32. New England