Christian Hackenberg never took a snap in two season with the New York Jets. He didn’t even make it to training camp with the Oakland Raiders.
Oakland, which traded for the 2016 second-round pick on May 22, released the former Penn State quarterback today.
He’d only been with the team three weeks.
By dumping Hackenberg now, the Raiders are able to retain their conditional seventh-round pick.
Source: the Raiders have waived QB Christian Hackenberg.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) June 12, 2018
That was fast: The #Raiders have waived QB Christian Hackenberg, per the NFL’s transaction wire. That negates a trade from earlier this offseason. Oakland keeps its 7th round pick.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 12, 2018
Hackenberg is already regarded as a colossal bust due to his draft status. In fairness to him, he probably was overdrafted by the Jets after struggling for most of his final two years at Penn State.
In a league that is always looking for quarterback play, it wouldn’t be a surprise if Hackenberg got one more look.
The odds of him having a career in the NFL don’t look good right now though.