Christian Hackenberg Released By The Oakland Raiders

By Matthew Filipovits on June 12, 2018 at 5:40 pm
Aug 26, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg (5) drops back to pass against the New York Giants during the second quarter of a preseason game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

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Less than a month after being acquired in a trade with the New York Jets, the Raiders have released former Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg.

Hackenberg was the odd man out in a crowded quarterback room that featured Pro Bowler Derek Carr, an experienced backup in E.J. Manuel, and former fourth-round pick Connor Cook.

In the two years since being drafted, the 23-year old former second round pick has yet to appear in a regular season game, and struggled during preseason experiences over his first two seasons in the league.

Hackenberg was a three-year starter for Penn State, with his best season coming as a true freshman in 2013 under Bill O'Brien. The former five-star prospect out of Fork Union Military Academy still sits No. 1 on the all-time passing yardage list, and holds the single game mark with 454 yards during the 2014 season opening victory vs. UCF in Ireland. 

 

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