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Jets Trade Christian Hackenberg To Raiders For Conditional 7th-Round Pick

May 22, 2018 - 5:41 pm
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By WFAN.com

The Christian Hackenberg experiment with the Jets' has come to an end.

The Jets have traded the 23-year-old quarterback to the Oakland Raiders for a 2019 conditional seventh-round draft pick, New York coach Todd Bowles announced Tuesday.

The Jets drafted Hackenberg in the second round of the 2016 draft, but the former Penn State star never took a regular-season snap under center in two seasons with Gang Green.

"We did everything we could," Bowles said of working with Hackenberg. "Sometimes it just doesn't work out." 

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Perhaps it was fitting that Hackenberg was dealt on a day when he was given no reps on the opening day of OTAs.

Hackenberg became expendable after the Jets signed former Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater in March and then use the third overall pick in last month's draft on former USC quarterback Sam Darnold.

The trade came hours after Hackenberg said he had been frustrated at times with the lack of guidance he received from the Jets.

"I think there were some times when I threw it really good throughout my first two years here," he said. "So that was the frustrating part for me is the ups and downs and not knowing why ... and not really getting any information from anybody on how to fix that and how to address it.

“All I know is I’m 23 and I have a lot of ball ahead of me," he said. "Hell, my career hasn’t even started yet."

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported that the Jets would receive the seventh-round pick if Hackenberg is on the roster for a certain number of games.

Earlier this month, the Jets waived another quarterback, Bryce Petty. He was claimed a day later by the Miami Dolphins.