Back in April the Cleveland Browns were pegged as the front runner for Hard Knocks. Today it looks like it’s actually happening. The Cleveland Browns will appear on HBO’s “Hard Knocks” for the 2018 season, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Will become official later today: Browns selected to be featured team on this summer’s Hard Knocks, per source.
Bonus Browns, more Mayfield.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 17, 2018
It will be the first time the Browns, who finished 0-16 last year under coach Hue Jackson, will appear on the series, which is airing for the 13th time.
Cleveland hasn’t been to the playoffs since 2002 and has failed to eclipse five wins in 10 of the past 12 seasons.
The Browns boast the No. 1 overall pick in QB Baker Mayfield, who will be in training camp alongside newcomer Tyrod Taylor as the team looks to fix its longstanding quarterback quandary.
Other teams featured on “Hard Knocks” in previous years have been the Ravens(2001), Cowboys (2002, 2008), Chiefs (2007), Bengals (2009, 2013), Jets(2010), Dolphins (2012), Falcons (2014), Texans (2015) and Rams (2016). Always a great show, no matter what team is on.