Only Three Teams Eligible for HARD KNOCKS 2022


The latest NFL season is about to conclude with Super Bowl LVI which pits the AFC champs the, Cincinnati Bengals butting heads against the NFC champs, the Los Angeles Rams. But, around here we’re looking ahead to the training season of the 2022 NFL season. We are looking ahead to the next round of HBO Sports’ HARD KNOCKS.  

Each year we wait to see which teams shakedown to be the eligible teams viable to the camera scrutiny from HBO & NFL cameras heading into their next season of play. There is, as fans of this series well know, a list of criteria each team must meet to be eligible for the additional attention come Fall. Teams that have made the playoff in the past two seasons, any team searching for a head coach or has a first-year head coach and any team featured in the last decade are safe, leaving only three teams who are not. They are –  the CAROLINA PANTHERS, the DETROIT LIONS and the NEW YORK JETS.  


The Carolina Panthers are an NFC South team based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Headquartered in Bank of America Stadium in Uptown Charlotte, the stadium also serves as the team’s home field. The team hosts its annual training camp at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Owner – David Tepper; Head Coach – Matt Rhule; Quarterbacks – #14 Sam Darnold & #6 P. J. Walker; finished season – 5 wins, 12 loses.  


The Detroit Lions are an NFC North team based in Detroit, Michigan. Headquartered in Allen Park MI, with Ford Field in downtown Detroit as its home field. The team’s training camp is at a new facility in Allen Park Michigan at their HQ. Owner – Sheila Ford Hamp; Head Coach – Dan Campbell; Quarterback – #16 Jared Goff; finished season – 3 wins, 13 loses, 1 tie. 


The New York Jets are an AFC East team based in New York City, New York, but are headquartered & play in New Jersey. Business is conducted out of the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park, New Jersey.  The Jets play their home games at MetLife Stadium (shared with the New York Giants) in East Rutherford, New Jersey, 5 miles west of NYC. Training is at Atlantic Health. Owner – Woody & Christopher Johnson; Head Coach – Robert Saleh; Quarterback – #2 Zach Wilson; finished season – 4 wins, 13 loses.   

So, who are you eager to see featured in HARD KNOCKS this coming Autumn? Here is the opportunity to let us know. Sound off with your pick below.

We will keep you informed of the chosen team for HARD KNOCKS 2022. Note, that it will be a long wait for us plus whether there will be another season of HARD KNOCKS: IN SEASON.


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