Report: Former Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg traded by New York Jets
The New York Jets’ quarterback room was getting pretty crowded. With Josh McCown, Teddy Bridgewater and first-round draft pick Sam Darnold, there simply wasn’t any room for former Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg.
Hackenberg, who has struggled at the pro level since being drafted in 2016, was the odd man out, and on Tuesday, the Jets sent him to a new team.
According to 247Sports, the Jets are sending Hackenberg west to the Oakland Raiders in exchange for a seventh-round pick:
The New York Jets have traded QB Christian Hackenberg to the Oakland Raiders for a 2019 conditional 7th-round pick.
— 247Sports (@247Sports) May 22, 2018
Hackenberg has yet to throw a pass in an NFL regular season game, and he won’t be going to Oakland as the starter, as the Raiders already have Derek Carr.
However, the former Nittany Lion will have a better chance of making the roster in Oakland than he did in New York.