Christian Hackenberg visiting the Patriots

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Christian Hackenberg was a draft bust with the Jets, but could he have a future with the Patriots?

Hackenberg, who cleared waivers yesterday after the Raiders cut him, was at the Patriots’ facility today, according to Field Yates of ESPN.

A quarterback who showed promise early in his college career at Penn State, Hackenberg was a surprising second-round pick of the Jets last year who never got on the field in two years with the team. He lasted just three weeks with the Raiders.

But Patriots coach Bill Belichick apparently sees enough in Hackenberg that he’d like to take a look. With Tom Brady about to turn 41, the Patriots wouldn’t mind having a young quarterback they could develop. This year’s seventh-round pick, Danny Etling, may be that young quarterback, but perhaps Hackenberg will get an opportunity to compete in training camp as well.

And every Jets fan has to be just a little bit fearful that Hackenberg will become the heir apparent to Tom Brady, and will torment the Jets for years to come.

46 responses to “Christian Hackenberg visiting the Patriots

  1. Not Hackenburg’s fault he was drafted too high and went to a weak organization. Others will no doubt make a big deal of this but the kid is what he is, someone worth taking a look/flier on now that he has cleared waivers

  2. If you are on the open market BB will take a look at you and update his scouting report. He does it with star players. He does with players you have never and will never hear of. He does it with draft prospects. He does it with guys hitting the open market for the first time. He does it with guys hitting the open market for the last time.
    Much like the Dr. in The Big Lebowski, BB is VERY THOROUGH.

    To fail to prepare is preparing to fail.

  3. No doubt the Pats are looking at every QB in and out of football. They would be stupid not to. Say what you want, they’re not stupid.

  4. Great, the Broncos fans are here to tell us about the cellar. Their years of renovations down there must be almost complete.

  5. Oh yeah. Give Belicheat a couple of weeks with him and he’ll trade him for a first round pick!! The Patriot way. LOL!!

  6. Never hurts to take a look-see……I never really paid any attention to this guy so I really can’t say anything bad or good about him….. never followed his college career either…
    I’m guessing that Bill/Josh are just doing there due diligence on the kid to see if he’s worth giving a shot…..
    Not nearly as excited as I am to see Etling throw…..

  7. Chucky was a big Hackenberg supporter and yet even he quickly cut Hackenberg. The Jets have had dreadful QB production over the years and Hackenberg still couldn’t make the field. The Patriots bringing him in is a head scratcher.

  8. As long as I don’t have to hear what genius this is. He is really a bad QB, and for Pats fans that want to call it something else – they cut Tebow too. And Tebow may have been better.

  9. Braz says:
    June 14, 2018 at 4:37 pm
    From Garoppolo to Hoyer to this guy. Quite a downgrade.

    Does it say they are signing him or he’s just in for a visit??
    They do this every offseason and every offseason we see the same lame comments

  10. What would Belichick doubters and the Patriots system deniers say if Hackenberg starts and wins games?

  11. TruFBFan says:
    June 14, 2018 at 4:43 pm
    As long as I don’t have to hear what genius this is. He is really a bad QB, and for Pats fans that want to call it something else – they cut Tebow too. And Tebow may have been better.

    ————

    Come on… they kick the tires on guys all the time.

  12. Braz says:
    June 14, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    From Garoppolo to Hoyer to this guy. Quite a downgrade.
    _________________________________________

    Steelers fan obsessing over Pats backups and BB kickin sone tires. Quite a downgrade

  13. When Hackenberg played well at Penn St; Bill O’Brien was his head coach. He may have passed some info onto BB. He just might be a good fit in New England’s system.

  14. The Bottom Line of this move is:

    The Patriots/BB is striking FEAR in the rest of NFL and in their Haters.

    Everyone knows that if Hack can be salvaged and his talents disciplined and brought to the field with full production, Hack might end up being as good as anyone else in the NFL. Everyone knows how mismanaged and mis-developed Hack was in his time with the Jets. And now we know that Gruden gave up on Hack because he is really a salvage project.

    Everyone knows that if anyone can invest the time and resources to turn Hack into a legit NFL QB, BB and the Patriots are the only NFL team who can do it.

    This will be fun if the Patriots sign him now and especially if they keep him on the team/development squad after the final cuts are in as the fear factor in the rest of league will begin to build.

  15. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    June 14, 2018 at 4:55 pm
    What would Belichick doubters and the Patriots system deniers say if Hackenberg starts and wins games?

    ————-

    They would probably say that your Jets are even more incompetent than they had previously believed

  16. factschecker says:
    June 14, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    Much like the Dr. in The Big Lebowski, BB is VERY THOROUGH.

    ———————————————-

    He’s a good man… and thorough. One of the may memorable quotes from one of my favorite movies!

  17. ariani1985 says:
    June 14, 2018 at 3:44 pm
    2 yard Tom must be fuming!
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    Go to foxsports com, click nfl, click stats. notice passing yards column, be sure to look at slot one, now click view more, now click ‘big’ which is passes over 25 yards, again pay close attention to slot one.

    Try watching a game sometime huh?

  18. .
    same old same old…
    Come up here to Mass, ok lets run thru the Jets playbook…
    Ok u can go home now here’s your sign.

  19. If I had to spend my time refreshing PFT just to be the first comment on a Pats article to get my thrills the gun would have been in my mouth years ago!

  20. Camp arm, kick the tires. I’ll be curious to see him in person. I remember going to a couple training camp practices when they had Tebow in. Absolutely electric when he’d take off with the ball. Quite possibly the slowest reads I’ve ever seen though, never seen anything like it on a pro field. His progressions were like one second per receiving option, which is a lifetime. Seen better decisiveness from high school QBs, and I’m not even talking Texas or Florida high school, I’m from Massachusetts. Hell, this might have been Maine high school level. Couldn’t believe it.

  21. this guy couldnt lead a high school team. Bill is just playing a practical joke on his staff./////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    Yeah, Bill is big on practical jokes. A real cut up I hear. This reeks of desperation to bring in Hack. You shoulda kept Jimmy G but I guess Brady vetoed that one when we went crying to Kraft. It was payback time when Bill refused to play one of their best defenders for no apparent reason. Yet Pats fanboys still believe everything is peachy kind in Kraft Land. Delusional!

  22. All BeliCHEAT is trynna do is get some inside information from him on how Gruden is running camp and some of the Raoders tatics and gameplan for this upcoming season. Ill take you what though even thoguh is BeliCHEAT is a sob he one smart sob. He always looking the the angles to get one leg up on anyone and everyone he can.

  23. Jets got great production from T.Law and C.Martin.

    Pats got S.Ellis, T.Tebow, D.Harris and still searching with C.Hack.

    Even pick6 is scratching his head.

  24. Some commenters actually think that there is any downside whatsoever to the Patriots hosting this guy in a visit.

    Hilarious.

    🙂

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