​With the ​NFL offseason comes this year's edition of ​HBO's "Hard Knocks." Each year a team is selected to be feature in the docu-series, which goes behind the scenes of an NFL training camp. 


One team who may be in line to participate in 2019 is the ​New York Giants, who are one of a few select teams not exempt from appearing on the new season of the series. 

The NFL's criteria for a team to appear on the show make it so that currently only five teams are not exempt. The league accepts teams that volunteer to take part in the series, which is rare. 


The NFL typically must force a team to participate if the team falls under these criteria: the team does not have a first-year head coach, the team has not made the playoffs in either of the past two seasons, the team has not been featured in any of the previous 10 editions of Hard Knocks. 

The Giants would be an appealing team to feature on the series as they are expected to draft a rookie quarterback to battle with Eli Manning for the starting role in 2019. In addition, they feature exciting second-year running back Saquon Barkley and superstar wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who comes with quite a personality. 


New York would certainly be an intriguing option for "Hard Knocks," though it remains to be seen who the league will ultimately select to feature.