Jets fans can get an inside look at the highly anticipated start of the 2023 season at Tuesday’s “Hard Knock” premiere.
The Jets reluctantly accepted the fate of a “hard knock” after stating they didn’t want to be the subject of an NFL documentary, but scenes from Gang Green’s training camp in Florham Park, N.J. would be
With the star addition of Aaron Rodgers, the explosive young talent of Sauce Gardner and Garrett Wilson, and a front office on a mission to win now, ‘Hard Knocks’ has a compelling 2023 season. It could be a great watch.
Here’s everything you need to know about Rogers and the Jets on HBO’s “Hard Knocks,” including start date, airtime, and more.
‘Hard Knock’ broadcast schedule
“Hard Knocks” premieres on Tuesday, August 8 at 10 p.m. ET.
The five-episode series will have new episodes on the next four Tuesdays, with a finale airing on Sept. 5, before the Jets’ regular season begins.
“Hard Knocks” is available to watch on HBO or stream on Max.
The show is produced exclusively for HBO by NFL Films and is not available on other networks.
Each episode is 1 hour long.
See below for the full schedule.
- Episode 1 — August 8 at 10 PM ET
- Episode 2 — August 15th at 10 PM ET
- Episode 3 — August 22nd at 10 PM ET
- Episode 4 — August 29th at 10 PM ET
- Episode 5 — September 5 at 10 PM ET
Jets preseason schedule
The Jets have three preseason games left after Thursday’s Hall of Fame loss to the Browns in Canton, Ohio, 21-16.
- Saturday, August 12, Carolina, 4:00 p.m. ET
- Saturday, August 19, Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. ET
- Saturday, August 26, Giants, 6 p.m. ET
Who was the last team you participated in ‘Hard Knocks’?
The Detroit Lions will appear on “Hard Knocks” for the 2022 season, setting their winning record for the first time since their debut on the show in 2017.
The Lions were one of the most improved teams in the NFL last year, starting the season 1-6 and winning eight of their last 10 games to finish 9-8.
Detroit narrowly missed the playoffs, but is considered a contender for the 2023 season.
Have the Jets ever participated in a “Hard Knock”?
The Jets last appeared in “Hard Knocks” in 2010, which was one of the reasons they were selected for the team this year.
The Jets, along with the Bears, Commanders, and Saints, were subject to a “hard knock” for lacking a first-year head coach, not making the playoffs the last two seasons, and being out of the spotlight. Appeared on the show in the last 10 seasons.
Featured by Gang Green in 2010, “Hard Knocks” went 11-5 while playing under then-head coach Rex Ryan, when Mark Sanchez was quarterback. Advancement to the AFC Championship Game paid off.
The Steelers ultimately beat the Jets 24-19 in the AFC title game, the last time the Jets smelled the postseason.
Seven of the 18 teams featured in “Hard Knocks” qualified for the playoffs that season.
The Jets, who are in the NFL’s longest postseason drought, will kick off the 2023 season with the Bills at MetLife Stadium on Sept. 11 for “Monday Night Football.”