We now know when the “when” will be supplied to the “who” and the “where” of the 256 regular-season NFL games.
The NFL has announced that the schedule will be announced on Thursday, April 14 at 8:00 p.m. ET.
The plan originally had been to release the schedule next week, on Tuesday, the 19th, Wednesday, the 20th, or Thursday, the 21st. It’s unclear why the change was made.
The schedule being ready for release is one obvious factor in the adjustment. Another factor could be the looming New York primary on Tuesday, which will generate far more interest than previously expected because the presidential races are tightening up in both major parties.
Regardless, the evening before Tax Day will be, at least for this year, become Schedule Night for the National Football League.