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Christian Hackenberg    QB  Jets

 

 

Jets coach Todd Bowles blamed Christian Hackenberg's poor showing in Saturday's preseason loss to the Lions on poor blocking by the offensive line. Hackenberg was predictably awful, completing just 2-of-6 passes for 14 yards before bowing out at halftime. The Penn State alum has made shockingly little progress since arriving as a second-round pick last season, though Bowles said Saturday's clunker wasn't his fault. "They really didn’t give him a chance," he said. "I don’t think anybody can have a chance when we’re blocking like that." Adding to the dysfunction, likely Week 1 starter Josh McCown was instructed not to speak with reporters after Saturday's game. The Jets are a hot mess in all facets.

newyorkjets.com

Aug 20 - 10:14 AM

Christian Hackenberg    QB  Jets

 

 

Christian Hackenberg started Saturday's preseason game against the Lions, completing 2-of-6 passes for 14 yards. Hackenberg was removed at halftime. Named a "surprise" starter by coach Todd Bowles, Hackenberg played jaw-droppingly bad football worthy of sympathy. He took two thundering sacks and let a ball squib out of his hand, "generating" -3 yards of passing offense. His "completions" were a pair of checkdowns to Bilal Powell. It's true that Hackenberg received zero help from his offensive line or "weapons," but once again, he looked completely lost on the preseason field. The Jets hid Hackenberg, a second-round pick, as a rookie because he wasn't ready. The year in mothballs did nothing to make him better, or counter his awful college film. The Jets have an albatross of a pick on their hands. It's frankly inexcusable considering Hackenberg's résumé coming out of Penn State.

Aug 19 - 8:58 PM

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Hackenberg completed just two of six pass attempts for 14 yards during Saturday's preseason loss to Detroit.

RotoWire

Aug 19 - 2:46 AM

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Jets OC John Morton has called Christian Hackenberg "basically a rookie." That's because the Jets were scared to even give Hackenberg reps in practice during his actual rookie season. Morton went on to say it's "too early to tell" when Hackenberg might be ready to start a regular season game. The Jets did their best to hide Hackenberg behind easy throws in last week's preseason opener, but the offense failed to produce any points across his eight drives. Hackenberg hasn't been good since his freshman year at Penn State in 2013. That seems unlikely to change this season.

ESPN New York

Aug 15 - 3:08 PM

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Hackenberg completed 18 of 25 passes for 127 yards during Saturday's preseason win over the Titans.

RotoWire

Aug 13 - 12:13 PM

Christian Hackenberg    QB  Jets

 

 

Hackenberg completed 18-of-25 passes for 127 yards during Saturday's preseason win over the Titans.

RotoWire

Aug 13 - 11:59 AM

Christian Hackenberg    QB  Jets

 

 

Christian Hackenberg completed 18-of-25 passes for 127 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions in Saturday's preseason opener. Hackenberg checked in after one series, and played deep into the second half. Extremely few of his snaps came behind the Jets' first-team offensive line. The Jets made it clear early their main goal was to build Hackenberg's confidence, calling safe plays. Hackenberg avoided big mistakes, but also failed to make anything of note happen. His 5.01 yards per attempt was positively Gabbert-ian. All in all, considering the lack of talent on the field with Hackenberg, it was an inconclusive game. Hackenberg isn't in the mix to start Week 1. That job still belongs to Josh McCown.

Aug 12 - 9:56 PM

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The New York Daily News reports the Jets' "top priority" with Christian Hackenberg this summer has been to "gradually build (his) confidence." Hackenberg has mostly been working with the 2s. The team apparently believes he's best served by racking up some layups against the second-team defense. Per columnist Manish Mehta, the "prevailing sentiment" is that Hackenberg is still holding onto the ball too long. Whichever way you look at it, it's hard to classify Hack's sophomore summer as promising, or what the Jets need to see. He'll be on the spot Saturday night against the Titans.

New York Daily News

Aug 10 - 1:53 PM

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Christian Hackenberg received six reps with the first-team offense during Monday's practice. It is the largest opportunity Hackenberg has been given with the first-team so far in camp, and coach Todd Bowles suggested it will not be a one-time event. "It’s possible," Bowles said of Hackenberg continuing to see work with the starters. "It’s the second week of camp. We’ll rotate them and evaluate them as we see fit." Josh McCown remains the favorite to start, but Hackenberg will almost certainly get his chance at some point this season.

New York Post

Aug 08 - 10:19 AM

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Hackenberg took 21 reps with the first-team offense on Monday, his most so far in training camp, the New York Post reports. Coach Todd Bowles suggested he could continue to see increased opportunities with the first team moving forward. "It's possible," said Bowles. "It's the second week of camp. We'll rotate them and evaluate them as we see fit."

RotoWire

Aug 07 - 11:32 PM

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