Offseason 51 Schedule

Congrats to Warren on his 79-23 EOTP Madden Bowl LI victory over Lynx!

We’ll tentatively be following the below schedule for the offseason. I will be tagging everybody in chat to update you on the schedule as we advance.

If everybody completes their re-signings quickly we’ll be able to advance to free agency early.

RE-SIGNINGS

We will be advancing past re-signs Tuesday (12/03) night at 11:59 PM Eastern.

For this offseason, the maximum contract length you can offer is five years.

FREE AGENCY

We’ll be using a revised system for free agency this offseason. Make sure to follow the below rules or you will be directed to release any players you sign:

  • The maximum contract length allowed is five years
  • The maximum bid amount is 150 points
  • The minimum bid amount is 30 points

Admins will be watching bids prior to every advance to ensure these three rules are followed. Any players signed to contracts that violate these rules must be immediately released.

Get your bids in early and often leading up to the first advance if you’re really worried about losing out on players – many high profile players now sign on the first FA advance.

All listed advances are within 15 minutes of the posted time to avoid blatant sniping.

  • First Advance: Wednesday (12/04) 8 PM Eastern
  • Second Advance: Wed. 10 PM Eastern
  • Third Advance: Wed. 11:59 PM Eastern

ROOKIE DRAFT

The 2020 NFL Draft will be held at 9:00 PM Eastern on Thursday Dec. 5.

The first round I will be giving people 5 minutes per pick if they want it to negotiate trades – if you want to pick quicker feel free. Each round after that I will skip people who either A) did not show for their first round pick or B) did not RSVP for the draft and are not active in the chat at the time. Rounds 2-7 will proceed at normal pick clock.

As mentioned above, please RSVP to the draft post in the scheduling thread to indicate either attending or not attending.

Remember that all trades require approval from the committee so be prepared for late trades to take some time to be approved.

REMINDERS – POSITION CHANGES

Due to the addition of abilities for superstar and X-factor players, position changes were completely removed for season 1 as we decided how to handle things. We changed this for season 2 after some deliberation.

The Position Changes channel in Discord is for submitting position changes. The full rules are pinned in the Position Changes channel. You will be expected to wait for approval before making any changes in the franchise. Additionally, superstar and X-factor players will still not be permitted to change positions in any way due to abilities.

Failure to follow these rules will result in severe punishments. Any superstar or X-factor moved will have their development dropped to normal (for superstar) and star (for X-factor) with an additional rating penalty to be handled on a player by player basis.

Simply put, do not make any position changes without admin approval.

CHANGES FOR SEASON 52

As always, we’re looking to make changes to improve EOTP season to season. We’re making a few adjustments to league operations for the upcoming season as a result of user and admin feedback.

Effective immediately, trades will be submitted directly to Violent, our chief trade officer. Both users must still submit their trades with all details (including full name and position for players; year, round and team for draft picks). Our goal is to decrease the amount of time between trade submission and review.

Additionally, depth chart exceptions for Rush DE and Sub-LB (required for all pass rushing OLBs to play Rush DE and safeties to play Sub-LB2/3) are to be posted for approval in the Position Changes channel in Discord rather than submitted via form on the website. This is also being done to speed up the process of approvals.

We will be keeping a closer eye on depth charts for this upcoming season. If you are not familiar with the depth chart rules I would recommend reading through the league rules once again to make sure your depth chart is in compliance.

We may announce additional changes and rule edits prior to the season’s start. If you have any suggestions or comments about the existing set of rules, please talk to an admin and we can discuss it as a committee.


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