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Christian Hackenberg | Quarterback | #7

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (23) / 2/14/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 228
College: Penn State
Drafted: 2016 / Rd. 2 (51) / NYJ
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Free agent QB Christian Hackenberg visited the Patriots on Thursday.
With minicamp over, coach Bill Belichick is trolling the football world. The Patriots drafted a Hackenberg-ian talent in seventh-rounder Danny Etling. Hack would be a camp arm if he ended up in New England. Jun 14 - 3:40 PM

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Christian Hackenberg went unclaimed on waivers.

This isn't suprising after Hackenberg lasted less than a month in Oakland. Hackenberg may get another look as a camp arm, but his NFL career is in doubt.
Jun 13 - 4:42 PM

Raiders waived QB Christian Hackenberg.

Hack made it 21 days in the Bay Area. With his release, the Jets miss out on their conditional seventh-round pick. Hackenberg was severely over-drafted in 2016, creating unfair expectations in New York. The reality is, he's not an NFL quarterback. Although he's still only 23, Hackenberg could be at the end of the line.
Jun 12 - 4:42 PM

Raiders acquired QB Christian Hackenberg from the Jets in exchange for a 2019 conditional seventh-round pick.

A move too beautiful for words. Mere hours after criticizing the Jets' coaching staff for failing to fix his terrible mechanics, Hackenberg has been acquired by back-to-the-future coach Jon Gruden. Even in Gruden's prehistoric environment, Hackenberg will be facing almost impossible odds of making the roster, as evidenced by the Jets' "compensation." He starts out behind Derek Carr, E.J. Manuel and Connor Cook on the depth chart. One of the biggest draft reaches in recent memory — Hackenberg never looked like a legitimate prospect at Penn State before the Jets selected him with the No. 51 overall pick in 2016 — Hack is going to need a miracle to prolong his NFL career beyond 2018.
May 22 - 4:33 PM

After listening to Christian Hackenberg speak on Tuesday, Newsday believes he is "tired of the Jets and wants to be elsewhere."

As NFL.com's Dan Hanzus quipped on Twitter, "one imagines the feeling is very much mutual." Hack spent most of his presser talking up his supposedly revamped throwing motion and throwing shade on his past coaching with the Jets. He apparently believes it's their fault he hasn't known how to properly throw a football at the NFL level. It's become a matter of when, not if, Hack is cut. His market will not be hot.
May 22 - 2:31 PM

Christian Hackenberg worked as the No. 4 quarterback during OTAs.

It was a distant fourth, as well. Hackenberg did not see many reps during individual drills behind Josh McCown, Teddy Bridgewater, and Sam Darnold, and he was blanked completely during the team drills. Jets GM Mike Maccagnan seems intent on keeping the Hackenberg dream alive, but his days on the roster are numbered.
May 22 - 11:32 AM

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports Christian Hackenberg has been working with quarterback guru Jeff Christensen, and that the duo has "had to start from scratch on (Hackenberg's) throwing motion."

Per Garofolo, Christensen has worked with Jimmy Garoppolo, Kirk Cousins and Ryan Tannehill, amongst others. He will apparently conduct "over 60 sessions" with Hack this offseason. The Jets opted to keep Hack over Bryce Petty even though Hack has never looked close to better on the preseason or practice field. Only Hack's second-round pedigree has kept him on the roster this long. It's ultimately unlikely to be enough to save his 53-man roster spot.
May 3 - 5:59 PM

Speaking at the NFL Scouting Combine, Jets coach Todd Bowles was noncommittal on the team's plans for Christian Hackenberg.

"We’ll see what his role is going forward," said Bowles. "He’s got to correct a lot of things, obviously." Hackenberg is entering his third NFL season but has yet to see the field and ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini concedes it's "probably time to move on." The Jets will likely address quarterback in free agency—Kirk Cousins is reportedly their top target—and may also add a backup in the upcoming draft. That could leave Hackenberg and Bryce Petty both looking for new teams.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 4 - 9:23 AM

Jets GM Mike Maccagnan said the "book" on Christian Hackenberg "is not closed."

Yes, it is.
Jan 2 - 11:47 AM

When asked if Christian Hackenberg would see any playing time against the Patriots in Week 17, Jets coach Todd Bowles said, "We'll see."

Bryce Petty has looked horrendous the last two weeks filling in for Josh McCown, but will draw another start in Sunday's finale. Despite Petty starting, Bowles hasn't ruled out the possibility of Hackenberg seeing action later in the game. The Penn State alum has yet to play an NFL snap since arriving as a second-round pick in 2016.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 04:07:00 PM

NJ.com reports Christian Hackenberg is still working "exclusively" with the scout team, and splitting reps with second-year UDFA Joel Stave.

Already ruled out as a Week 16 or 17 option at quarterback, Hackenberg doesn't seem to be making progress in practice. The reality is, he's not an NFL player. It appeared that way at Penn State. Two years on the Jets' practice field seems to have confirmed. At this point, Hackenberg seems likely to be cut next year, perhaps even early in the offseason.
Source: NJ.com
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 04:46:00 PM

The Jets still are not considering starting Christian Hackenberg at quarterback.

Bryce Petty was predictably awful in New Orleans on Sunday, but the Jets don't want to subject fans — or planet earth — to Hackenberg. It's truly remarkable that a team in the Jets' quarterback situation isn't trying to force a former second-rounder onto the field. It tells you all you need to know about Hackenberg's NFL future. His 53-man roster spot will be in grave danger next summer.
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 03:15:00 PM

Jets coach Todd Bowles said Christian Hackenberg will not play this season unless Bryce Petty suffers an injury.

The aftermath of Josh McCown's season-ending injury would seem like the perfect time to get a second-round sophomore who has yet to play a single snap in the regular season some work, but the coach sees it differently. "We got people at every position that want to play," Bowles said. "We’re not jumping people over people just to play considering anything. Bryce is our starter." With the Saints, Chargers, and Patriots left on the schedule, Petty is going to struggle, opening up the possibility if not likelihood Hackenberg gets a shot over the next three games. Still, not playing him now says everything about his future.
Source: Newsday
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 08:40:00 AM

Christian Hackenberg will take over as the Jets' No. 2 quarterback after Josh McCown's year-ending hand injury.

The Jets clearly know Hackenberg isn't ready to play, or else they'd be starting the 2016 second-round pick. We'd be skeptical at this point if Hackenberg ever became ready to play. Instead, Gang Green will trot out Bryce Petty for Week 15 at New Orleans. Petty did show a strong connection with Robby Anderson last year, although all Jets pass catchers inevitably take a major hit.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 03:45:00 PM

Jets QBs coach Jeremy Bates was noncommittal when asked if Christian Hackenberg will see the field this season.

"As an organization, this is professional football," said Bates. "This isn't Triple-A. We're going to play the best players that give us the opportunity to win at all positions." This comes a day after coach Todd Bowles said he couldn't imagine a scenario where Hackenberg or Bryce Petty would overtake current starter Josh McCown (of course barring injury). These comments further suggest that Hackenberg, a wasted second-round pick in 2016, is not part of the team's current or future plans. The Jets have been better than expected this year at 4-6 but are still likely to draft a quarterback.
Source: ESPN.com
Tue, Nov 14, 2017 02:31:00 PM

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