The new NFL 12 months would not start till March 16, however we now know which two groups will open the 2022 preseason schedule.
Per Grant Gordon of the league’s web site, the NFL confirmed Monday that the Las Vegas Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars will start the preseason portion of the calendar after they face off in opposition to one another on this 12 months’s Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio on Thursday, Aug. 4. Former Raiders large receiver Cliff Branch and defensive lineman Richard Seymour, together with former Jaguars deal with Tony Boselli, shall be enshrined as members of the 2022 Hall of Fame class on Aug. 6.
According to ESPN’s Michael DiRocco and The Associated Press, this would be the fourth time the Raiders have participated within the Hall of Fame Game. Jacksonville has to date solely appeared within the recreation as soon as, again in 1995 after they have been an growth franchise.
Interestingly, each groups may have head coaches making their membership debuts. The Jaguars employed former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson earlier this month, whereas the Raiders turned to ex-New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.
The Hall of Fame Game takes place in Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton.