Christian Hackenberg struggled with ball security during his time at Penn State and while he bounced around the NFL.
The 23-year-old quarterback is hoping to revamp his career in the Alliance of American Football league, which debuted this weekend. The new league features eight different teams and a number of notable former college football stars.
Hackenberg, who never took an NFL regular season snap, started behind center for the Memphis Express this afternoon.
The start of the game did not go well.
Hackenberg, who was a second round pick by the New York Jets in 2016, completed just 1 of his first 5 passes for 10 yards. He also threw an interception.
— CBS Sports Network (@CBSSportsNet) February 10, 2019
Hackenberg had said before the AAF draft that he was throwing the ball as well as he ever had.
“I don’t think I’ve thrown the football this good ever,” Hackenberg told Penn Live back during the AAF draft. “Like, I wish I had this five years ago. But the good news is I’m 23, I’m sure I can do it and I did it. Now it’s just about going out and playing.”
The game is on CBS Sports Network.