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Christian Hackenberg | Quarterback | #5

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (22) / 2/14/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 228
College: Penn State
Drafted: 2016 / Rd. 2 (51) / NYJ
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The Jets declared QB Christian Hackenberg, OL Brian Winters, WR Chad Hansen, TE Eric Tomlinson, CB Derrick Jones, TE Jordan Leggett and S Rontez Miles inactive for Week 3 against the Dolphins.
Bryce Petty is ahead of Hackenberg for the No. 2 QB spot, and the Jets will likely stick with Josh McCown in the short term. Sep 24 - 11:51 AM

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Josh McCown will be the Jets' Week 1 quarterback.

McCown will be one of the worst, if not the worst, starting quarterbacks in the league, but Christian Hackenberg would have been one of the worst starters of all time. The Jets had no choice. They gave Hackenberg every chance to show improvement this summer. Instead, he went all the way off the rails. One of the most brittle players in football, McCown has zero shot at making 16 starts during his age-38 campaign. Bryce Petty will likely be the next man up, though the Jets have yet to announce the No. 2. Gang Green threatens to be historically bad on offense in 2017.
Aug 28 - 3:51 PM

Jets coach Todd Bowles said he will announce his starting quarterback next Monday.

Bowles wants to watch the tape of the third preseason game before making a final decision, but the competition is all but wrapped up after Christian Hackenberg laid an egg on Saturday night. At this point, it would be a shock if Josh McCown was not named the starter for Week 1. That said, McCown's injury history suggests Hackenberg and perhaps even Bryce Petty will get a chance at some point.
Aug 22 - 10:12 AM

ESPN New York projects the Jets to keep three quarterbacks, but believes Bryce Petty could be in "some trouble" if he's out-played by Christian Hackenberg this summer.

That's not a realistic scenario, so it appears the Jets will be keeping three quarterbacks. It's not the best use of resources when you get to keep only 53 players, but the tanking Jets have spots to spare behind brittle veteran Josh McCown. It's quite possible all three quarterbacks make starts in 2017.
Jul 25 - 2:52 PM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini believes Josh McCown is the "heavy favorite" to start.

McCown starting has been the expectation since he signed in March, but the Jets plan to give all three quarterbacks equal OTA reps and have continued to say there is an open battle. While Cimini does expect there to be a competition, he thinks McCown "will be the clear-cut front-runner" entering camp. Even so, McCown has struggled to stay on the field in recent years, so it is likely we will see Christian Hackenberg at some point this season.
Source: ESPN
May 27 - 11:16 AM

Jets coach Todd Bowles said there will be an open competition at quarterback.

Bowles said Josh McCown, Bryce Petty, and Christian Hackenberg will all get their chance to win the starting job. The coach also did not rule out the possibility of a rookie being added to the mix. McCown is the favorite to win any competition, but he has not been able to stay healthy the last several years. It is likely multiple quarterbacks start for the Jets in 2017.
Mar 28 - 10:21 AM

Both Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg received backup reps this week in practice.

Petty and Hackenberg are competing for the backup job with Geno Smith (knee) on injured reserve. Petty should eventually win the competition, but the fact he even has to compete with someone as woefully unprepared as Hackenberg says something about how the Jets view him. Ryan Fitzpatrick should remain the starter for as long as the Jets are mathematically eligible for the playoffs.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Oct 27, 2016 10:27:00 AM

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