The New York Jets don’t want it to happen, but are said to be «ready» to be assigned to the team that will appear on HBO’s «Hard Knocks» this preseason.

«Hard Knocks» has long been a highly anticipated show that provides an all-access look at training camp for one team each offseason, and certain criteria must be met for the league to require teams to allow cameras on building. .

That includes teams without a new head coach, who haven’t made the playoffs in the last two years and haven’t been the talk of the show in the last 10 years.

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New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers poses with a jersey during an introductory press conference at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center on April 26, 2023 in Florham Park, New Jersey. (Elsa/Getty Images)

This year, the Jets, along with the New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears and Washington Commanders fit the bill.

But there’s obvious appeal to the Jets right now given their successful trade for quarterback Aaron Rodgers, which immediately elevates their position from a borderline playoff contender to a true Super Bowl contender.

ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio is hearing from a league source that the Jets are preparing for assignment, though they’ve made it pretty clear they don’t want it.

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Head coach Robert Saleh and the rest of the organization have made it publicly clear that they do not want HBO and NFL Films on One Jets Drive this offseason as they want Rodgers to acclimate to his new team for the first time in his career. Future Hall of Fame. Fame career.

The Jets also have a new offense, with Nathaniel Hackett as the offensive coordinator.

Robert Saleh and Joe Douglas

New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh, left, speaks with general manager Joe Douglas during morning practice at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center on July 28, 2021 in Florham Park, New Jersey. (Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

However, one can understand the great appeal of getting an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how this Jets team is gearing up for a 2023 season fraught with high expectations.

The NFL has the right to give the assignment to the Jets whether they like it or not.

But these four teams aren’t the only ones the NFL is looking at. There may be volunteers to get the assignment, which Florio added the league is looking into right now.

He also said the Commanders would be the team, though the league would like to see his sale to Josh Harris finalized before that happens.

Robert Saleh attends a press conference

New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh attends a press conference to introduce Aaron Rodgers as the new New York Jets quarterback at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center on April 26, 2023 in Florham Park, New Jersey. (Elsa/Getty Images)

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«Hard Knocks» have also expanded their reach into the regular season, with the Arizona Cardinals featured last year and the Indianapolis Colts featured during the 2021 campaign.