Eagles sign Christian Hackenberg

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Christian Hackenberg is getting another chance in the NFL.

Hackenberg, the 2016 second-round pick of the Jets who has never played in an NFL game, has agreed to sign with the Eagles, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

The 23-year-old Hackenberg never even got on the field with the Jets, which made him a major disappointment as a player who was once viewed as a potential franchise quarterback. He briefly spent time with the Raiders this offseason but was released after only a couple weeks.

The Eagles don’t have a need at quarterback, with Carson Wentz as the long-term answer and Nick Foles as a more than capable backup while Wentz recovers from a knee injury. The Eagles also like the potential of third-stringer Nick Sudfeld.

But Philadelphia may have figured that with Wentz hurt and Foles also missing some time with a minor injury, the team could use another camp arm. Hackenberg probably won’t be on the roster beyond the preseason, but he’ll get a couple weeks to show what he can do.

56 responses to “Eagles sign Christian Hackenberg

  1. If there is any shred of doubt left that Kap is not blackballed this should clear that up !

  2. Not suprised, their QB situation heading into 2018 is dicey. It usually takes 1 full season to recover from an ACL injury, so Wentz won’t be the same this year. And then you have Foles’ neck. Christian Hackenburg may be their best option right now.

  3. Hackenberg getting multiple opportunities means Kaepernick must be turning all his opportunities down.

  4. I had a friend of mine today who is an iggles fan and he was as serious as a heart attack when he said this,, he believes the iggles will not just repeat they will 3peat ,,,,omg lol

  5. If the best and smartest organization in professional sports sees something in Hackenberg then there’s something there.
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    I wasn’t aware that the Pats signed him?

  6. tehtrashman says:
    August 12, 2018 at 4:14 pm
    If the best and smartest organization in professional sports sees something in Hackenberg then there’s something there.

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    Since when does 1 super bowl = best and brightest? The fact that the Eagles are almost tied with the Cleveland Browns for Super Bowls disqualifies them.

  7. My answer to him was well if they do 3peat the NY FOOTBALL GIANTS will still have one more than them ,,,and he had the never to get mad ,,lol!

  8. Dan Muston says:
    August 12, 2018 at 4:18 pm
    Hackenberg getting multiple opportunities means Kaepernick must be turning all his opportunities down
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    You make a choice to take a knee and owners make a choice to not hire you. What’s the problem?

  9. You make a choice to take a knee and owners make a choice to not hire you. What’s the problem?

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    It’s illegal.

  10. “a player who was once viewed as a potential franchise quarterback”

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    Maybe by the media, Jets said all along he would be a second round project.

  11. Kinda wild how the commenters say that they hate Kaepernick stories yet inject Kaepernick into stories that aren’t even about Kaepernick. Angry folks just relish being angry, and more importantly they need something to be angry about even if they have to generate their own anger. Good luck reconciling all that, numnuts.

    It’s a camp arm story.

  12. This is not a good sign seriously! Camp arm my arse they know that Wentz and Foles have injury issues that may go way into the season.

  13. calizcowboyz says:
    August 12, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    “This is not a good sign seriously! Camp arm my arse they know that Wentz and Foles have injury issues that may go way into the season”.

    Keep wishing on a Star, Poke.

  14. One ring dynasty one and done chumps. I will take 5 rings in 50 years over one lonely lucky ring in 57 years. Come on eagle fans Act like you been there before! Ooh wait, my bad. Wentz and Foles … not looking good bro’s . Sam Bradford and rg3 of the eagles. Dak > Wentz all day any day Especially on sundays! Stats don’t lie!

  15. selgaeinla says:
    August 12, 2018 at 5:18 pm
    You make a choice to take a knee and owners make a choice to not hire you. What’s the problem?

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    It’s illegal.

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    Protecting your business by refusing to alienate your customers is illegal? I don’t think so…

  16. >Kap would never agree to simply be a camp arm.<

    Why would he? Professional martyr is apparently more lucrative and keeps your name in the newsfeed daily. (Unlike overrated bust who the league figured out after about 1 season)

  17. nhpats says:
    August 12, 2018 at 6:40 pm
    selgaeinla says:
    August 12, 2018 at 5:18 pm
    You make a choice to take a knee and owners make a choice to not hire you. What’s the problem?

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    It’s illegal.

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    Protecting your business by refusing to alienate your customers is illegal? I don’t think so…

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    According to the league’s labor agreement, which was last updated in 2011, no team, its employees or agents “shall enter into any agreement, express or implied, with the NFL or any other Club, its employees or agents to restrict or limit individual Club decision-making” negotiations with any player.

  18. I have already come to the conclusion my NY FOOTBALL GIANTS will suck this year and the talents of Saquon Barkley will be wasted on a horrible GIANTS defense ,,I have adjusted my NFC EAST standings !
    Philadelphia iggles 11-5 ,up from 10 wins will beat Giants twice !
    Dallas Cowboys 10-6 ,,up from 9 wins will beat Giants twice also !
    Redskins 9-7
    Giants 7-8

  19. One ring dynasty one and done chumps. I will take 5 rings in 50 years over one lonely lucky ring in 57 years. Come on eagle fans Act like you been there before! Ooh wait, my bad. Wentz and Foles … not looking good bro’s . Sam Bradford and rg3 of the eagles. Dak > Wentz all day any day Especially on sundays! Stats don’t lie!

    Old trophies gathering dust in Jerrah’s basement. Congratulations chump.

  20. the other day i was watching highlights from a Penn State vs Maryland game and Hackenberg was BRUTAL, he could not hit any receivers and i don’t know how he was even drafted.

  21. He can throw a ball farther than 5 yards (Joe Callahan’s max). That’s why they signed him.

  22. Christian Hackenberg college completion percentage his final year: 53%

    Josh Allen college completion percentage his final year: 56%

    Good luck Buffalo!

  23. calizcowboyz
    Aug 12, 2018, 6:29 PM EDT
    One ring dynasty one and done chumps. I will take 5 rings in 50 years over one lonely lucky ring in 57 years. Come on eagle fans Act like you been there before! Ooh wait, my bad. Wentz and Foles … not looking good bro’s . Sam Bradford and rg3 of the eagles. Dak > Wentz all day any day Especially on sundays! Stats don’t lie!
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    You act like you were there, but the truth is you probably weren’t even born yet to watch a Dallas Super Bowl. It happened around the time of the dinosaur….so unless you’re anciennnnnnt….

    But hey you can enjoy the Eagles Super Bowl. High five, bud!

    You know you wanna. 🙂

  24. Win 4 more then we can talk. Hey Seattle hey New Orleans you have some componay! The company that we keep is with the pats and Niners bro. Carry on.

  25. kevines255 says:
    August 12, 2018 at 8:52 pm
    Christian Hackenberg college completion percentage his final year: 53%

    Josh Allen college completion percentage his final year: 56%

    Good luck Buffalo!

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    Brett Favre college completion percentage in final year 54.5%.
    Numbers are fun.

  26. calizcowboyz says:
    August 12, 2018 at 9:12 pm
    Win 4 more then we can talk. Hey Seattle hey New Orleans you have some componay! The company that we keep is with the pats and Niners bro. Carry on.
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    I think Eddie Murphy and Madonna said it best:

    What have you done for me lately?

    WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME LATELY!?!?

    Carry on. 🙂

  27. Aside from Kaepernick’s poltical or social views you have this:
    Last 19 starts: 3-16 Record
    183 yards per game passing
    59 percent completion. 64 sacks
    QBR: 43.4 and 49.5 his last 2 years

    He’s 11-24 as a starter since that magical 2013 season.
    He may be getting avoided due to his off field actions, but nothing in pads says he’s starter worthy. Back up maybe, but his ego doesn’t see it that way.

    But I digress, this post is about Hackenberg.
    Camp arm so starters Wentz & Foles can heal.
    If Christian does well, the Eagles will likely get a draft pick from some QB needy team. If he’s not good, low cost rental. Smart move.

  28. Camp arm, nothing more, nothing less.

    And to the trolls say this is a bad sign for Wentz and Foles, get a clue. Hack will be the #5 QB- Wentz, Foles, Sudefield, Callahan, Hack. He may be challenging Callahan for a spot but I don’t even see that happening.

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