Get ready to see all the inside workings of the Chicago Bears before they even play an official game as they'll be featured on the HBO series Hard Knocks.

General manager Ryan Poles and head coach Matt Eberflus will be at the helm, guiding 2024's first overall draft pick quarterback Caleb Williams, 2024's ninth overall pick wide receiver Rome Odunze, and an array of veteran players including DJ Moore, Keenan Allen, Jaylon Johnson, and Montez Sweat.

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“We are honored to feature such an iconic NFL franchise on 'Hard Knocks,'" said Shannon Furman, NFL Films senior director and supervising producer. “The Chicago Bears have a talented roster, coaching staff, and front office all determined to match the expectations of a hungry fanbase. We are thankful to the entire organization for opening their doors to us for what is sure to be an exciting training camp this summer."

“'Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Chicago Bears' will provide our passionate fans across the world the ability to experience this unique and critical time in the history of our franchise," said Kevin Warren, Chicago Bears president and CEO.

“The 2024 training camp will be big for us in preparation for achieving our season goals and we look forward to bringing the fans at home along for the journey," said Ryan Poles, Chicago Bears general manager.

“Our players, coaches and staff are excited to continue the process of building for the 2024 season," said Matt Eberflus, Chicago Bears head coach.

What Other Teams Have Been On Hard Knocks?

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This will be the first time the Chicago Bears will be featured on Hard Knocks.

The show has already gone behind the scenes for:

  • Baltimore Ravens (2001),
  • Dallas Cowboys (2002, 2008, and 2021),
  • Kansas City Chiefs (2007),
  • Cincinnati Bengals (2009 and 2013),
  • New York Jets (2010 and 2023),
  • Miami Dolphins (2012),
  • Atlanta Falcons (2014),
  • Houston Texans (2015),
  • Los Angeles Rams (2016 and 2020),
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2017),
  • Cleveland Browns (2018),
  • Oakland Raiders (2019),
  • Los Angeles Chargers (2020)
  • Detroit Lions (2022).

There appear to be some NFC North rivals missing on that list.

The five-episode series debuts Tuesday, Aug. 6 on HBO.

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