The past few months have been a nightmare for Christian Hackenberg, as the Penn State product was recently released by the Cincinnati Bengals. With NFL teams moving on from him rather quickly, the former second-round pick is ready for his next chapter.
Hackenberg began his career with the New York Jets, but never had the chance to start. The team that drafted him then shipped him to the Oakland Raiders to provide depth behind Derek Carr. However, that stint under Jon Gruden didn’t even last one month.
Now, he’ll be a part of the Alliance of American Football, which will hold its draft to distribute quarterbacks in the coming weeks.
— Cody Bashore (@Cody_Bashore) November 9, 2018
Former Packers quarterback Scott Tolzien will also join the AAF, in hope of leading one of the eight teams.
The AAF was founded by Bill Polian and Charlie Ebersol in 2018. As of right now, the season is set to begin one week after the Super Bowl in 2019.
Hackenberg may have ran out of opportunities in the NFL, yet this latest move could potentially revitalize his playing career.