Don’t hold your breath on the release of the NFL schedule.
Last week, Pro Football Talk reported that the schedule the NFL tentatively planned to release it tomorrow. But the post noted that the plans were not firm and that the release could slide to Wednesday or even Thursday.
If you listen carefully, you can hear the release date sliding.
PFT is now telling us that the NFL currently plans to announce the schedule on Wednesday but that it could end up coming on Thursday.
If they still can’t figure out when they are going to play the 256 regular season games over a 17-week span by Thursday, they will probably push the announcement back to next week. Since the draft isn’t until May 8 they do have the option to do that and not have the announcement collide with the NFL’s next opportunity to dominate the sports news cycle. That seems unlikely but it’s not out of the question.
So, if you are the type who absolutely must see the schedule the very moment it comes out (guilty as charged here), keep your evening plans flexible this week and don’t make anything firm next week.