One of the greatest things that the NFL does every year leading up to the season is ‘Hard Knocks’, an HBO series that takes fans behind the curtain with one NFL team during training camp and the preseason.
‘Hard Knocks’ was debuted in 2001, took a four-year hiatus from 2003 to 2006, and outside of 2011, has been a staple of the NFL season every year since 2007. Last season, the Oakland Raiders were on center stage for the country to see.
The LA Chargers have never been the subject of the programming, until this year that is.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the LA Chargers and LA Rams will be the focus of ‘Hard Knocks’ in 2020.
For the first time, Hard Knocks is planning to supersize and feature two teams this summer: the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers, league sources tell ESPN.*
*(If there’s training camp)
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 7, 2020
For the first time ever, ‘Hard Knocks’ will follow two teams at the same time as they move into the brand-new So-Fi Stadium. Charger fans might be bummed that the team has to share the limelight, but at least we are getting some kind of behind the scenes content.
The Chargers are filled with personality and should be one of the better watches in recent years. In honor of the news, we decided to break down the four Chargers that will be the most entertaining to watch on the show.
1. Keenan Allen
Keenan Allen is a fan-favorite for a reason. Outside of him being one of the best wide receivers in the entire league, Allen is a personality that radiates with the fanbase. He is equal parts serious as he is goofy, equal parts smack talk as he is smiley.
It will be especially interesting to see the dynamic between Allen and new cornerback, Chris Harris. While nothing bad is going to happen, Allen did say in an interview this past season that Harris could not even hold his jockstrap.
I am sure the two will hash it out and it will all be fine, but it is going to be very fun to watch them battle during practice and see the friendly smack talk continue.