May 27, 2024

Key Dates for the Denver Broncos in the 2024 Offseason

As the Denver Broncos gear up for the offseason, marked by significant challenges such as potential cap constraints and the probable departure of quarterback Russell Wilson, it’s crucial to mark the calendar for key events shaping the team’s future. Head Coach Sean Payton and General Manager George Paton face a pivotal period where every decision must be carefully executed to steer the team in the right direction.

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Franchise Tag Deadline:

  • February 20, 2024: Opening of the franchise/transition tag window
  • March 5, 2024: Deadline for franchise/transition tag decisions by 2 PM MT

While the franchise/transition tag window opens soon, the Broncos may not find suitable candidates given their salary cap limitations. Center Lloyd Cushenberry III emerges as a potential contender for the tag and contract extension, although the team faces challenges due to financial constraints.

2024 NFL Combine:

  • February 26 – March 4, 2024: NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana

The upcoming NFL Combine holds particular significance for the Broncos, given their focus on the 2024 NFL Draft. With the 12th overall pick, attention will be on quarterbacks, both top prospects and those in the Day 2 selection pool.

Free Agency:

  • March 11-13, 2024: Legal tampering period (March 11, 10 AM MT to March 13, 2 PM MT)
  • March 13, 2024: Opening of the 2024 league year at 2 PM MT

Expect a cautious approach from the Broncos during the initial free agency frenzy due to their salary cap situation. General Manager George Paton emphasizes a strategic and targeted approach to signings, with a keen eye on bolstering the team through the draft.

Pre-Draft:

  • March 24-27, 2024: Annual league meeting in Orlando, Florida
  • April 15, 2024: Commencement of offseason workout programs
  • April 17, 2024: Deadline for draft prospects to meet at team facilities
  • April 19, 2024: Deadline for restricted free agents to sign
  • April 24, 2024: Deadline for teams to meet with draft prospects

The pre-draft period sees comprehensive coverage of draft prospects’ meetings and team interests. With a focus on quarterbacks, the Broncos prepare for the upcoming NFL Draft.

2024 NFL Draft:

  • April 25-27, 2024: NFL Draft

The NFL Draft, held in Detroit, Michigan, becomes the center of attention as the Broncos seek to make impactful selections with their available picks, including their first-round choice.

Post-Draft:

  • May 2, 2024: Deadline for Broncos to exercise Pat Surtain’s fifth-year option
  • Early May 2024: Rookie minicamp
  • Early to Mid-May 2024: Release of the NFL schedule
  • May 20-22, 2024: Spring league meeting
  • Late May to early June 2024: Organized Team Activities (OTAs)
  • July 17, 2024: Franchise tag deadline at 2 PM MT
  • Mid-to-late July 2024: Opening of training camps

Following the draft, attention shifts to roster management, rookie integration, and preparation for the upcoming season, highlighted by the release of the NFL schedule. It’s a time filled with anticipation and optimism for Broncos fans as they await the team’s performance in the upcoming season.

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