The Browns and 49ers were in the conversation for "Hard Knocks" because league rules stipulate that a team is eligible to be selected - either voluntarily or by mandate - if it hasn't appeared on the show in the last 10 years, hasn't reached the playoffs the last two seasons, or didn't just hire a new coach.
Browns general manager John Dorsey had reservations about the series, but feels the team is equipped to handle the added scrutiny. The Hard Knocks cameras will likely key in on the rookie, whose overall personality could easily see him become one of the most compelling characters of this season. We want to be great partners in this league, and we also recognize HARD KNOCKS gives fans a special opportunity to learn more about our team and players.
In addition, head coach Hue Jackson has appeared on the series before when he was with Cincinnati, and is normally good for a sound-byte or two. In 2013, Jackson was an assistant coach with the Bengals when they were featured. "Hue [Jackson] and I both feel like this team is in a good place and that we are in the process of building something that will lead to success". Being able to bring our fans in so they can get to know our players and our organization in a different way will be a huge positive for us.
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The Browns were already rewarded going 0-16 last season by getting the first pick in the draft last month.
The Browns were one of six finalists for the documentary this year. Another theme will be the likely quarterback competition between veteran Tyrod Taylor and No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield, who seems to have the flawless brash personality for the show. The program's film crew is set to descend on the team's training camp this summer, with plans to shoot thousands of hours worth of behind-the-scenes footage.