Christian Hackenberg RUMORS & NEWS

  • One stat captures how historically bad the Jets' Christian Hackenberg draft pick was

    CBS Sports "Christian Hackenberg is a quarterback for the New York Jets in the sense that he's on the official roster, has his own jersey number and a locker in the locker room, and spends most of his Sundays on a football field with his teammates. But Hackenberg's never thrown a pass in an NFL game during..." February 14

  • Jets GM Mike Maccagnan should do right by Christian Hackenberg and release him

    New York Daily News "Mike Maccagnan surely knows the inevitable conclusion. A blend of ego and concern over his legacy has clouded his judgment. The Jets general manager unwittingly is holding back the player that he desperately wants to succeed the most. It’s time to end this charade once and for all. If..." January 03

  • Mike Maccagnan: Final chapter on Christian Hackenberg hasn’t been written

    Pro Football Talk "Jets General Manager Mike Maccagnan made quarterback Christian Hackenberg a second-round pick during the 2016 draft, which might lead some to assume that he’d like to see Hackenberg play in a game at some point. On Tuesday, though, Maccagnan said he was just fine with coach Todd Bowles’..." January 02

  • Jets could part ways with both Christian Hackenberg, Bryce Petty

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Jets got surprisingly solid quarterback play from Josh McCown before he broke his hand this season, but the 38-year-old was only a temporary solution for the team. Heading into the offseason, there’s a possibility that the Jets could start completely fresh at the quarterback..." January 01

  • Jets never thought about playing Christian Hackenberg

    Pro Football Talk "In the last 50 years, there have been just three quarterbacks drafted in the first two rounds of the draft that didn’t play in a game their first two seasons. One of them is Jim Kelly, who comes with the asterisk of playing in the USFL instead of the NFL. Another is 1980 Bills second-rounder..." January 01

  • Time running out for Christian Hackenberg to get first snaps

    Newsday "The last time Christian Hackenberg threw a touchdown pass in a meaningful game was Nov. 28, 2015, when he played for Penn State. The last game Hackenberg played in was Jan. 2, 2016, as Penn State lost to Georgia in the Gator Bowl. He didn’t finish that game, though. Hackenberg was replaced because..." December 26

  • Christian Hackenberg is supposedly improving, but will he ever play?

    Pro Football Talk "Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg is still not playing and the team has no plans to change that even after starter Josh McCown suffered a season-ending injury. So when his teammates rave about his performance on the practice field, it rings a little hollow. Still, several Jets teammates say..." December 23

  • Christian Hackenberg will play only if Bryce Petty is injured

    Newsday "Jets coach Todd Bowles made it clear on Wednesday that Bryce Petty is the starter for the remainder of the season and Christian Hackenberg, who has yet to play in an NFL game, will only play because of injury. “We got people at every position that want to play,” Bowles said. “We’re not jumping..." December 14

  • Bowles: No plans to play Hackenberg at QB 'right now' "With Josh McCown now on injured reserve, Bryce Petty will start at quarterback for the New York Jets for the final three games of the 2017 season, barring injury. Jets head coach Todd Bowles said the team has no plans to play Christian Hackenberg "right now," per Manish Mehta of the New York..." December 13

  • Why is Christian Hackenberg Jets' No. 3 QB? 'This isn't Triple-A'

    Newark Star-Ledger "It's an understandable request from a fan base desperate for signs of hope. At 4-6, the Jets are virtually eliminated from postseason contention. With a draft class on the horizon littered with quarterback talent, it's time to see if Christian Hackenberg can play. If he can? The Jets have their..." November 15

  • Hackenberg’s impersonations are improving, but he’s still waiting

    New York Post "On Wednesday, Christian Hackenberg did his best Matt Ryan impression. Last week, it was Jay Cutler. The week before that was Tom Brady. This is life for the second-year Jets quarterback right now. He and Bryce Petty split duties as the scout-team quarterback in practice, giving the Jets..." October 26

  • Behind-the-scenes look at what really happened the day Jets GM Mike Maccagnan drafted Christian Hackenberg

    New York Daily News "Mike Maccagnan was convinced that he had just lost his quarterback when the news broke: The Texans leap-frogged the Jets and were on the clock with the No. 50 pick of the 2016 draft. Houston swung a deal with the Falcons to move up two spots by parting ways with a sixth-round pick. Now, the..." August 29

  • Jets start Christian Hackenberg in all-important third preseason game

    Sportsnaut "In what isn’t too much of a surprise, Christian Hackenberg will get first-team reps for the Giants in the team’s all-important third preseason game. If the decision to start Hackenberg against the New York Giants on Saturday is any indication, the second-year player will be under center when..." August 26