When is the 2023 NFL trade deadline?

When is the trade deadline?
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The NFL trade deadline is one of the most exciting times of the year for football fans. Both winning and losing teams look for ways to improve their organization via the trade market, and the NY Jets are no strangers to this annual phenomenon.

In fact, the Jets have already gotten in on the trade frenzy this year, sending wide receiver Mecole Hardman back to the Kansas City Chiefs last week in exchange for a swap of future late-round draft picks.

The Hardman trade felt inevitable for the Jets, given the speedy wideout's lack of involvement in the offensive game plan. He might not be the only Jets player traded prior to the deadline, either, with the likes of Carl Lawson and Dalvin Cook both reportedly on the block as well.

On top of that, the Jets could look to make an addition before next week, too. General manager Joe Douglas could look to upgrade positions like wide receiver or the offensive line via a trade or two.

But when exactly is the trade deadline? When do the Jets, and other teams for that matter, need to finalize their trades?

When is the NFL trade deadline?

The 2023 NFL trade deadline is set for 4 pm ET on Tuesday, Oct. 31. Yes, that means the trade deadline this year falls on Halloween, so while you're preparing for your annual trick-or-treaters, be sure to keep an eye on your phone for the latest NFL trade updates.

While the NFL trade deadline tends to be one of the tamest of the four major American sports, we've seen an uptick in activity in recent years. Just last season, the San Francisco 49ers acquired All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey in a trade-deadline blockbuster from the Carolina Panthers.

We might not see any trade quite that high-profile this year, especially as it pertains to the Jets, but there are sure to be a few notable names on the move. The likes of Hunter Renfrow, Jerry Jeudy, and others have all been connected to the Jets in rumors.

Expect a few more trades around the league in the days leading up to Tuesday's NFL trade deadline. The Jets seem likely to be involved in at least one of those trades.