Former Penn State QB cut by Eagles
A former Penn State quarterback was released by the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday morning.
Christian Hackenberg, who was under center for the Nittany Lions from 2013-2015, was cut by the Eagles, the team announced Friday. It wasn’t a huge surprise, as Philadelphia had no long-term plans of keeping the quarterback after the preseason.
However, Hackenberg was particularly bad in the Eagles’ Thursday night preseason game, completing just 7-of-16 passes for 69 yards. He had two interceptions and lost a fumble. Hackenberg didn’t have a touchdown pass in the game.
.@Eagles releasing QB Christian Hackenberg: https://t.co/fWrprIMESp (via @TomPelissero) pic.twitter.com/37JOyj2KB2
— NFL (@NFL) August 31, 2018
Hackenberg is a former second round pick of the 2016 NFL Draft, getting selected by the New York Jets. But the former Penn State gunslinger has never found much footing in the league and has bounced around on a few different teams.
While in Happy Valley, Hackenberg was often regarded as one of the top quarterbacks in the B1G, despite some high interception totals.
In three seasons with the Nittany Lions, Hackenberg racked up 8,457 yards, 48 touchdowns and 31 interceptions.