Every season, HBO’s Hard Knocks gives fans an in-depth look at at team’s preparation leading up to the NFL season. It appears we’re officially down four remaining contenders for this year’s show.
To be ineligible for Hard Knocks a team must have a rookie coach, made the playoffs in the last two seasons or have been on the show in the past 10 years.
Although the San Francisco 49ers qualify to be on the show for this upcoming season, they are now out of the running. According to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports, head coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch made it clear they didn’t want to be on Hard Knocks.
Last season, the Cleveland Browns were under the spotlight of HBO.
The options for this season are definitely worthy of the attention that Hard Knocks attracts.
Here are the four teams still in consideration:
- Detroit Lions
- New York Giants
- Oakland Raiders
- Washington Redskins
All four of these options present upside, but none offer greater potential than Oakland. Jon Gruden’s charismatic coaching style and the addition of Antonio Brown would make for quality entertainment.
New York would also present an ideal team to follow through training camp due to quarterbacks Eli Manning and Daniel Jones.
Stay tuned to see which team will be on Hard Knocks in 2019.