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 Gene Bradley and the third is Christian Hackenberg, who sat and watched Bryce Petty play the whole way in the Jets’ 26-6 loss to the Patriots on Sunday. After the game, Jets coach Todd Bowles said there was never a thought to giving Hackenberg playing time and that he wasn’t “going to bench Bryce over three games when he has a chance to play” because Petty beat out Hackenberg in the preseason.
Jets never thought about playing Christian Hackenberg
Pro Football Talk | Jan 1