Where some wonder if there’ll be an NFL season at all given our current situation, the league is doubling-down on one of its most popular pieces of programming. Adam Schefter reports that not one, but two teams are set to be featured on this year’s edition of HBO’s Hard Knocks.
The Los Angeles Rams are veterans of Hard Knocks. The team was featured just a few years ago, back in 2016. That year, Jared Goff was taking over as starting quarterback, after being the No. 1 overall pick.
That season of the show coincided with the team’s move from St. Louis to Los Angeles. The city has quickly gone from no NFL teams for years, to two. The San Diego Chargers joined them shortly thereafter. According to Schefter, they will also be the co-subjects of this year’s season, permitting we have an NFL training camp.
The Chargers would make their first appearance as the Hard Knocks team. The Rams join a short list of two-time appearances. The Dallas Cowboys starred on the second-ever season in 2002, and re-appeared in 2008, a year after the series relaunch. The Cincinnati Bengals were chosen in both 2009 and 2013.
Last season, HBO followed the Oakland Raiders led by Jon Gruden, for a pretty entertaining summer of shows.