This past week, the NFL floated ideas and all of them are aimed at highlighting events such as the scouting combine, the draft and the start of free agency. In addition, the league has talked about having a coordinated day for when all 32 teams will start training camp.
The combine would be moved to March, the start of free agency would be in April and the draft would be in May. Currently, the combine is held in late February, free agency starts on March 12 (this year) and the draft is held in late April.
Training camps generally start anywhere from July 20 to August 1, with teams staggering the dates depending on when their first preseason game is scheduled or how deep they went into the playoffs.
Predictably, the idea of change was met with resistance, but also with a mentality that resistance is futile.
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