Last Updated on June 12, 2020

“Hard Knocks” is a staple of every summer. As the summer bleeds into fall, NFL fans are treated to a behind-the-scenes look at how an NFL team functions in training camp and the preseason. This all-access show is just one of the many reasons why fans are so invested in the NFL year-round.

However, this year’s version of “Hard Knocks” is going to have to be a little different following the outbreak of coronavirus. NFL FILMS and HBO recently provided a statement to Awful Announcing on what they plan to do with the show. Unfortunately, that statement did provide much insight, but the good news is that the show will go on.

“NFL FILMS and HBO Sports are deep into planning for this season’s edition of Hard Knocks. We don’t have any information to share right now.”


LA Rams & LA Chargers Featured on Hard Knocks 2020

When “Hard Knocks” airs, expect to see a much different version of NFL training camp. The league is imposing stringent health and safety guidelines on teams. Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh has gone as far as to call these guidelines “humanly impossible” to follow. Add in the fact that NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero recently reported that the league is considering cutting the preseason down to two games and it’s clear that “Hard Knocks” is going to be much different in 2020.

In April, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the NFL planned to feature two teams for the first time—the Los Angeles Chargers and Los Angeles Rams. With both teams moving into SoFi Stadium, the pairing made sense. The league has not confirmed this plan as of yet, but there has been little indication that there are any other teams in the mix.

Things can certainly change because as we know, coronavirus is unpredictable, but for now, “Hard Knocks” isn’t going away quietly.