The 2019 NFL season are going to be the 100th season of the National Football League (NFL). The season will begin on Sep 5, 2019 with the NFL Kickoff Game with the Chicago Bears hosting the Green Bay Packers. The season will conclude with Super Bowl LIV(54), the league’s championship game, scheduled for February 2, 2020, at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida.
The 2019 NFL League year and trading period began on March 13. On March 8, teams were allowed to exercise options for 2019 on players who have option clauses in their contracts submit qualifying offers to their pending restricted free agents and submit a Minimum Salary Tender to retain exclusive negotiating rights to their players with expiring 2018 contracts and who have fewer than three accrued seasons of free agent credit.
Teams were required to be under the salary cap using the “Top 51” definition (in which the 51 highest paid-players on the team’s payroll must have a combined salary cap.) On March 11 clubs were allowed to contact and begin contract negotiations with the agents of players who were set to become unrestricted free agents.