Since the end of the 2019 regular season, we’ve known which teams the Texans will play in 2020. While we know where each of those games will be played, we don’t know when they’ll be played, and that’s kind of important.
If you’re like me, you
bathe in whiskey every night while writing fan fiction about better trade returns than what Bill O’Brien got for DeAndre Hopkins may have found yourself wondering when the 2020 NFL schedule will be released. For you see, gentle reader, for the last several years, the NFL has generally announced its schedule for the upcoming regular season a week or before the NFL Draft. And with the draft coming next week, you may have anticipated finding out when the Texans will play the Colts, Jaguars, Titans, Ravens, Bengals, Packers, Vikings, Patriots, Chiefs, Steelers, Lions, Browns, and Bears sometime in next couple of days.
Not happening. Not yet, anyway. This year, the NFL will release its schedule after the 2020 NFL Draft; specifically, on or around May 9th.
The NFL says the schedule release will likely be around May 9 — no later. So, plan your calendars.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 31, 2020
It also has to be mentioned that all of this is subject to society returning to a place where sports can even be played by the fall. In other words, even if the NFL says it’s starting the regular season in September as usual, that’s always subject to change due to COVID-19.
Assuming this best case scenario, you have to wait another three weeks or so before you can set your calendar. I know, I know...I’m not happy about it either. But beggars can’t be choosers, and there’s no doubt we’re all filthy beggars when it comes to sports news these days.