HBO's "Hard Knocks" has shown us some legendary moments over the years as it followed various teams around the NFL. And for 2023, the next team up will be the Aaron Rodgers-led New York Jets, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
NFL and NFL Films have selected the New York Jets to serve as this year?s team on Hard Knocks, per sources.
Jets report to training camp one week from today, July 19, and the cameras will be rolling in full force. pic.twitter.com/v9A7Pb9GP2
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 12, 2023
This comes after head coach Robert Saleh said the Jets weren't interested in participating — but here we are.
The show debuted in 2001 with the Baltimore Ravens, and it has appeared each season aside from 2011 due to the labor dispute. Since then, we've seen moments such as Vince Wilfork wearing overalls, Bernard Pollard dancing, Antonio Cromartie naming all 14 of his kids, and that time William Haynes didn't believe in paleontology.
It's been a wild ride.
Zach Wilson Could Be a Focal Point of This Year's Hard Knocks
Now we get to look forward to the Jets, a team mired in mediocrity for quite some time, especially when Zach Wilson was taking snaps as the quarterback. He fell even further from grace last season, especially following the press conference in which he was asked if he felt like he let the defense down after they scored 3 points and only allowed 3 points.
He infamously answered, "No. No."
.@Connor_J_Hughes: "Do you feel like you let the defense down at all?"
Zach Wilson: "No." pic.twitter.com/tiJiTSrFPE
— Jets Videos (@snyjets) November 20, 2022
And how could we ever forget when he was asked about the team signing a veteran quarterback — this was before Rodgers — and he answered, "I'm going to make that dude's life hell in practice every day."
How will Zach Wilson react if the Jets sign a veteran quarterback?
"I'm going to make that dude's life hell in practice every day" pic.twitter.com/hy1IMJNB2a
— Jets Videos (@snyjets) January 9, 2023
Well, alright, good luck with that.
Thanks to "Hard Knocks," we'll get to see some of that "hell" up close and personal. We'll also see Rodgers gelling with his new receivers, headlined by reigning Offensive Rookie of the Year Garrett Wilson.
Will this Jets "Hard Knocks" season be better than the 2010 edition with Rex Ryan, Mark Sanchez and Darrelle Revis?
We'll have to wait and see. Jets training camp starts July 19, and the cameras will be rolling.
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