Jets rumors: NY is set to appear on HBO’s Hard Knocks in 2023

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A group of New York Jets players celebrating after a big game during an NFL game.

The New York Jets will conquer the NFL stage in 2023.

Gang Green is one of four teams eligible to appear on HBO’s Hard Knocks this summer, along with the Washington Commanders, New Orleans Saints and Chicago Bears.

The Athletic’s Zack Rosenblatt recently predicted the Jets will take center stage as the “obvious choice” for the viral TV series.

“[Head coach Robert] Saleh didn’t even want to broach the subject, but as the Jets continue to dominate headlines with the Rodgers (and Beckham) situation, they seem like the obvious choice for HBO’s “hard knocks.” The other candidates who aren’t exempt from being selected for the show — Saints, Bears, Commanders — aren’t as exciting.”

NFL dot com’s Brendan Walker recently ranked these four eligible teams for entertainment value, and the Jets were his clear #1.

“Four-time MVP Aaron Rodgers will take the reins dressed in Gotham Green surrounded by a healthy, youthful and talented roster including the two 2022 Rookie of the Year (Garrett Wilson on offense and Sauce Gardner on defense).

Also, new offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett will be a familiar face for Rodgers. There are many personalities here. Not to mention the setting, the “concrete jungle that dreams are made of,” with each episode offering an opportunity to showcase New York. Gosh, there’s just so much to like when Gang Green makes it to the big screen.”

Jets return to the big screen

Gang Green appeared in Season 6 of Hard Knocks in 2010. The series was filled with hilarious moments that continue to this day.

Perhaps even more important than the pomp and circumstance were this season’s results. Gang Green has completed her second straight trip to the AFC Championship game and has been at the top of the football world.

Interestingly, this was the last time the Jets were in the playoffs.

With the Sacramento Kings end of her 16-year playoff drought in the NBA On Thursday, March 30, the Jets somehow landed in the news again.

gang green owns now the longest playoff drought of any team in the four major US sports leagues. This drought is currently at 12 years and counting for those keeping track at home.

One of the many reasons people are expecting the Jets to end this drought in 2023 is because of the star power that’s on the roster and the players expected to join the party.

The Jets have been cited as a likely target for the likes of Aaron Rodgers and Odell Beckham Jr. this offseason.

If you take a look at the 2010 roster, there were many names who joined the ring-hunting team:

  • LaDainian Tomlinson
  • JasonTaylor

Maybe that could happen again in 2023 with the Rodgers and OBJ rumors.

The national train does not stop there for the jets

In addition to the attention of HBO’s Hard Knocks, Gang Green is expected to receive a major upgrade in their primetime programming in 2023.

Since 2017, the Jets have played just 10 prime-time games, the fourth fewest overall in the NFL for that span, according to Rich Cimini on the Flight Deck Podcast.

Peter King posted in his Football Morning in America column that he expects the Jets to get a maximum of five primetime games when the schedule is released in May.

Additionally, he specifically predicted that Gang Green will appear on either Sunday Night Football or Monday Night Football in Week 1.

“The league will look to use the excitement of Rodgers’ team change to have a ratings bonanza in week one.”

He said to watch out for a possible Jets match against the Philadelphia Eagles or Buffalo Bills on SNF to get the season started.

Last year, the Jets only had “one” national televised game. King expects that number to increase to “11 or 12” if you factor in Thursday night football, a Sunday night football or two, a Monday night football or two, “maybe five Sunday late window doubleheader games,” and also factor in the Flex opportunity for Saturday Night Football on ESPN later in the season. Jets rumors: NY is set to appear on HBO’s Hard Knocks in 2023

Tom Vazquez

Tom Vazquez is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Tom Vazquez joined USTimeToday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with Tom Vazquez by emailing

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