Hard Knocks is headed to Cleveland.
The 12th season of HBO's ballyhooed behind-the-scenes look at an NFL team will feature the Cleveland Browns, according to multiple reports Thursday morning. The Browns are coming off an 0-16 season and recently drafted Oklahoma product Baker Mayfield with the No. 1 overall pick in last month's draft.
ESPN first reported the news Thursday morning.
Beyond the presence of Mayfield, the brash Heisman Trophy winner, the Browns should provide a fair dose of intriguing storylines, from coach Hue Jackson, who is 1-31 in two seasons in Cleveland, to the additions of quarterback Tyrod Taylor and wide receiver Jarvis Landry.
The Browns also have a largely reworked front office, now led by first-year general manager John Dorsey — who, by the way, was probably not thrilled by this development.