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Christian Hackenberg | Quarterback | #5

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (23) / 2/14/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 228
College: Penn State
Drafted: 2016 / Rd. 2 (51) / NYJ
Contract: view contract details

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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. Mar 4 - 9:23 AM

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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 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.
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.
Tue, Nov 14, 2017 02:31:00 PM

Jets declared QB Christian Hackenberg, LB Obum Gwacham, WR ArDarius Stewart, OL Brandon Shell, TE Jordan Leggett, CB Buster Skrine, and CB Derrick Jones inactive for Week 8 against the Falcons.

Skrine is out with a concussion and will be replaced in the starting lineup by Darryl Roberts. Falcons-Jets is expected to be impacted by rain today.
Sun, Oct 29, 2017 11:38:00 AM

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.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 11:51:00 AM

Jets declared QB Christian Hackenberg, CB Derrick Jones, S Rontez Miles, LB Bruce Carter, OL Jonotthan Harrison, TE Eric Tomlinson and TE Jordan Leggett inactive for Week 2 against the Raiders.

Hackenberg was the No. 2 quarterback last week, but this week it'll be Bryce Petty. Needless to say, Hackenberg has quite the uphill climb on his hands.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 02:51:00 PM

Christian Hackenberg is listed as the No. 3 quarterback on the Jets' official depth chart.

Arguably the worst quarterback on the field for any team this preseason, Hackenberg left the Jets no choice but to go with Bryce Petty behind Josh McCown. 22-year-old Hackenberg hasn't made a lick of progress since the Jets laughably made him the No. 51 overall pick of last year's draft. Even with that being the case, McCown and Petty both have a propensity for injury, meaning Hackenberg could see live action this season.
Tue, Sep 5, 2017 01:17:00 PM

Christian Hackenberg completed 12-of-22 passes for 126 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in the Jets' third preseason game.

It was another faceplant from Hackenberg after a disastrous showing last week. He continued to look completely lost on the field, with both his interceptions resulting in pick sixes. His touchdown came only after he re-entered the game in the dying minutes following a Bryce Petty knee injury. Hackenberg "led" the Jets to three punts, a safety, and a field goal on his other drives. The Jets' "offense" has scored 10 points with Hack on the field this summer. His preseason has done nothing but confirm a wasted-pick narrative. Josh McCown will open the season as the Jets' starter.
Sat, Aug 26, 2017 09:08:00 PM

Christian Hackenberg will start the Jets' third preseason game.

Hackenberg split first-team reps in practice this week. The Jets are sticking with him despite a disaster showing in the second preseason game. With Josh McCown not expected to play, Bryce Petty will get the remaining snaps behind Hackenberg.
Sat, Aug 26, 2017 06:34:00 PM

Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty have been splitting first-team reps in this week's practices.

Coach Todd Bowles has yet to name a starter for Saturday's regular season dress rehearsal, but it's conceivable he'll go with Hackenberg over presumed Week 1 starter Josh McCown. Gang Green has grown desperate to prove Hack offers something, anything as an NFL quarterback. He's shown the exact opposite every time he's taken the field in the preseason over the past two years.
Thu, Aug 24, 2017 05:06:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Josh McCown
2Teddy Bridgewater
3Bryce Petty
4Christian Hackenberg
5Joel Stave
RB1Isaiah Crowell
2Bilal Powell
3Elijah McGuire
4Jahad Thomas
5Jeremy Langford
GLB1Isaiah Crowell
2Bilal Powell
3RB1Bilal Powell
2Elijah McGuire
WR11Robby Anderson
2Charone Peake
3Tre McBride
4Devin Smith
5Lucky Whitehead
WR21Jermaine Kearse
2Quincy Enunwa
3Chad Hansen
4ArDarius Stewart
5Jalin Marshall
WR31Quincy Enunwa
TE1Eric Tomlinson
2Jordan Leggett
3Neal Sterling
LT1Kelvin Beachum
2Korren Kirven
LG1James Carpenter
2Ben Braden
C1Spencer Long
RG1Brian Winters
2Brent Qvale
RT1Brandon Shell
2Ben Ijalana
K1Cairo Santos