“The first sports-based reality series” in television history presents viewers with an inside look at NFL training camps. From the top coaches to the rookies trying to make the team, Hard Knocks will showcase what it takes to be in the NFL.
The Cleveland Browns begin training camp for the 2018 NFL season. Coming off a tumultuous 0-16 2017 NFL season, Coach Hue Jackson attempts to change the culture in the Browns organization once more. Number one overall draft pick, Baker Mayfield, adjusts to life as an NFL quarterback. Coach Jackson juggles the start of camp while dealing with personal tragedy.
The new-look Cleveland Browns journey to New Jersey to face the New York Giants in the pre-season opener. Myles Garrett gets his body and mind right, and Baker Mayfield sees his first action in the pros.
The grind and intensity of training camp produce flare-ups on the practice field for both players and coaches. Country music star Brad Paisley visits Browns camp, and Tyrod Taylor faces off against the team that traded him to Cleveland, the Buffalo Bills.
With camp cuts on the horizon, players on the margins fight for their place on the team. Some Browns players find their inner child. Star receiver Josh Gordon returns.
The Browns travel to Detroit to face the Lions in the final preseason game. Coach Hue Jackson and the team staff make tough decisions as they finalize their team before the start of the 2018 season.