Christian Hackenberg listed as third quarterback on Jets depth chart

AP

Not only did Christian Hackenberg not win the starting job this year, he’s not even the backup.

The Jets just released their depth chart, which shows Bryce Petty as Josh McCown‘s backup, with Hackenberg third in line.

Coach Todd Bowles hasn’t commented on it yet, but it’s also not hard to imagine them going this direction.

Hackenberg had a rough preseason, and got plenty of chances to prove himself as they largely rested McCown the last few weeks. The former second-round pick only led the Jets to 10 points during his time on the field during the preseason, and it appears he’ll get another year to sit and watch after not taking a snap last year.

13 responses to “Christian Hackenberg listed as third quarterback on Jets depth chart

  1. Jets’ QB Depth Chart:

    1) What’s His Face

    2) What’s His Name

    3) Who’s that guy

    I’d like to see the Jets do well if only because they’ve been bad for a while, but I don’t think that’s happening any time soon.

  2. There is no sense in rooting for bad teams. It isn’t good for the league and I for one would rather see my team excel after playing excellent teams. Being kings of a bad league, conference or division isn’t really regal at all. So I agree, I would like to see the Jets put a watchable product on the field at some point. I’d like all teams to do so.

  3. Why not just admit he was a bad pick, cut him, and move on? Don’t double down on your mistake by keeping him around.

  4. He is lucky to be 3rd string at this point. If he wasn’t a 2nd round pick and a pet project, he’d likely be off to the practice squad at best. If another QB gets hurt…they may have to cut him to bring back anybody else as a semi-reliable backup.

    At least Geno Smith HAD a productive college career. And he’ll get to backup Eli this year!

  5. And strangely, looking at this depth chart, the Kaep supporters aren’t aiming their outrage at the Jets. Most people think Kaep is garbage, and yet all agree he is better than what the Jets have. Why do the Jets get a pass. Pretty much every team in the league has a guy WAY better than Kaep, except the Jets. That’s your team Jets supporters, go get ’em

  6. I Just Like To Type Comments That Wont Get Published says:
    September 5, 2017 at 2:39 pm
    And strangely, looking at this depth chart, the Kaep supporters aren’t aiming their outrage at the Jets. Most people think Kaep is garbage, and yet all agree he is better than what the Jets have. Why do the Jets get a pass. Pretty much every team in the league has a guy WAY better than Kaep, except the Jets. That’s your team Jets supporters, go get ’em
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    There’s been plenty of outrage at the cowardly ownership of the Jets. Just cause you’re not seeing it doesn’t mean it’s not happening.

    The Jets are clearly tanking this season. By bringing Kaep in it would create unnecessary pressure on the their “starting” qb. The fact that Joe Webb was signed as a QB is an embarrassment to this entire league.

  7. You have to wonder what kind of deal BB signed with the devil to get 3 of the most dysfunctional franchises permanently stationed in his division.

    Or can you sign a deal with yourself?

  8. Hackenberg showed absolutely no NFL potential when he was at Penn State. Why he was drafted, and why the Jets are spending so much precious time trying to develop him seems insane. Oh well, I guess that’s why coaches and GM’s get fired so often. There have been a lot of guys who were good college QB’s, but couldn’t cut it at the pro level. There have been zero bad college QB’s who made it in the NFL. Why would you draft a bad college QB? And I’m not talking about signing one as a free agent. The Jets took him in the second round. This is shocking to me, but somehow I don’t think Jets’ fans are shocked.

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