In-season debut of ‘Hard Knocks' to feature Colts

Carson Wentz

The series "Hard Knocks" soon will make its regular season debut. 

And it's going to feature an old friend.

It was announced during halftime of Thursday Night Football that the NFL Films and HBO series, which for the last 20 years has offered a behind-the-scenes look at a team during preseason, will have an in-season edition covering the Indianapolis Colts (and Carson Wentz) beginning on Nov. 17.

There is added intrigue surrounding the Colts as Wentz looks to revive his career after being acquired from the Philadelphia Eagles in the offseason. 

As a reminder, the Eagles will be watching Wentz's 2021 season closely. The second-round pick the Eagles got in that trade can turn into a first-rounder if one of two things happen: 1. Wentz plays 75% of the Colts' offensive snaps, 2. Wentz plays 70% of the Colts' snaps and they make the playoffs.

The Colts announced Thursday's news with a tweet saying "The Horseshoe is coming to #HardKnocks."

NFL Films' official Twitter account tweeted a hype video for the planned "Hard Knocks" announcement earlier in the day, ending with the message "Find out where it’s headed next, and when."

"Hard Knocks" first aired in 2001 with the Baltimore Ravens, then followed the Dallas Cowboys in 2002 before a five-year hiatus. The series returned in 2007 with the Kansas City Chiefs and has run annually ever since. The Cowboys were again featured on the show in 2021, their record third appearance.