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Christian Hackenberg | Retired QB

Date of Birth:  02/14/1995
Age:  27
Height  6'4"
Weight:   228
College:  Penn State
Drafted:  2016 | Round 2 | Pick 51
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Christian Hackenberg | Retired QB


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Christian Hackenberg | Retired QB

Christian Hackenberg is attempting to become a baseball pitcher, according to NBC Sports' John Clark.

The former Penn State quarterback, who was thought of as a future No. 1 overall selection before eventually going to the Jets in the second round in 2016, is still just 25 years old and says he still feels like he "has a lot left in the tank." There's no question Hackenberg has a strong arm, and it'll be an intriguing story to follow moving forward if an MLB organization gives him an opportunity. Hackenberg did not appear in any games during his NFL career. We wish him luck moving forward.

Christian Hackenberg | Retired QB

The Bengals have released Christian Hackenberg from the practice squad.

Hackenberg was replaced by former Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook in Cincinnati. It's obviously not a promising sign for Hackenberg, as he will now seek a new home after already spending time with Oakland and Philly in 2018.

Christian Hackenberg | Retired QB

The Bengals are signing Christian Hackenberg to the practice squad, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.

Garafolo notes that Hackenberg has some experience with Bengals coaches Bill Lazor and Jim Hasslet, so this is a good spot for him. The former second-rounder will look to develop behind Andy Dalton in Cincinnati.

Christian Hackenberg | Retired QB

The Eagles waived quarterback Christian Hackenberg.

The former second-round pick Hackenberg was a major long shot to make Philadelphia' roster, as he arrived relatively late in the summer and had three quarterbacks locked into roster spots ahead of him. Hackenberg will receive interest from other teams, but he might need to settle for a practice squad.

Christian Hackenberg | Retired QB

The Eagles are signing quarterback Christian Hackenberg, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

Pelissero says this is not a reflection on the health of Carson Wentz or Nick Foles. The 2016 second-round pick of the Jets was with the Raiders briefly this offseason. He could get some extensive action over the final three preseason games, but it's unlikely he makes the final roster unless Philadelphia makes a trade at some point.

Christian Hackenberg | Retired QB

The Raiders waived Christian Hackenberg, according to ESPN's Field Yates.

Hackenberg apparently wasn't practicing well enough during the offseason to keep him on the roster much longer when the team already has multiple quarterbacks behind Derek Carr. Now the 2016 second-round pick of the Jets will hit waivers, and we'll see if someone picks him up of if he becomes an unrestricted free agent. Oakland is moving forward with Connor Cook and E.J. Manuel as its backup quarterbacks. If he's not picked up, perhaps Hackenberg will end up on Oakland's practice squad later this year.

Christian Hackenberg | Retired QB

The Jets have traded quarterback Christian Hackenberg to the Raiders.

Jets head coach Todd Bowles just announced that Hackenberg was traded to Oakland for a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2019 draft, so basically it could turn out to be a giveaway. Clearly, the Jets have a crowded quarterback room that includes third overall pick Sam Darnold, so Hackenberg didn't really have a future in New York. Now, he joins a nice situation in Oakland and might be able to compete for the backup job behind Derek Carr. It's worth noting that Jon Gruden spent time with Hackenberg during "Gruden's QB Camp" on ESPN and was high on the former Penn State quarterback entering the draft, so he must have liked what he saw and heard from the 2016 second-round pick during their time together.

Christian Hackenberg | Retired QB

Christian Hackenberg throws touchdown in Jets' fourth preseason game.

Hackenberg entered after Josh McCown played a couple series, and he went 10/22 for 105 yards and a touchdown. The second-year quarterback was sacked three times and did lose a fumble, but he threw the ball OK for completing under 50% of his passes. Hackenberg's touchdown throw was a nice one to tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins in the end zone. McCown is opening the season as the Jets starter, but Hackenberg is likely to make some starts in 2017 if/when the Jets are out of contention.

Christian Hackenberg | Retired QB

Christian Hackenberg struggles in Jets' third preseason game.

The second-year quarterback faced the stingy Giants defense, which didn't make things easy on him. Hackenberg was 12/21 for 126 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. Starter Josh McCown didn't play in the game, as the Jets wanted to see Hackenberg in extended action. With McCown likely to start for the Jets, Hackenberg is way off the fantasy radar, and he probably shouldn't be on dynasty rosters either.

Christian Hackenberg | Retired QB

Christian Hackenberg gets the start in Jets' second preseason game.

Hackenberg went just 2/6 for 14 yards, zero touchdowns, and no turnovers, though he did fumble once. He also rushed twice for 11 yards. New York wants to see what they have in Hackenberg, but it's tough to evaluate him with so little talent on offense. Still, Josh McCown starting Week 1 would be the best thing for all potential fantasy options on the Jets.

Christian Hackenberg | Retired QB

Christian Hackenberg plays efficient in Week 1 of the preseason.

The second-year quarterback from Penn State was 18/25 for 127 yards, one touchdowns, and no interceptions against the Titans. He played after starter Josh McCown and is clearly the number two quarterback for the Jets. People/the media have been unfair to Hackenberg, and he definitely has tools to work with. Hackenberg did fumble twice (and lose one) in the game.

Christian Hackenberg | Retired QB

The Jets are "pleased" with the way quarterback Christian Hackenberg looks so far in OTAs, according to Adam Schefter.

Schefter gives credit to new Jets quarterbacks coach Jeremy Bates.There might not be a player that's ever been given up on quicker by the media than Hackenberg, considering he basically redshirted last season as a rookie and didn't play a snap. But he was a second round pick last year and has ability. It's unfair to count him out already.