Can Christian Hackenberg Win the New York Jets’ Starting QB Job in 2016?

May 25, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Had the 2016 NFL draft taken place at Radio City Music Hall instead, we might have seen the loudest collective groan and boo from New York Jets fans in a long time. After a less-than-stellar 2014 and 2015 college season coupled with the Jets' persistent uncertainty at quarterback, Penn State's Christian Hackenberg didn't seem like a wise investment during draft weekend.
For all of his obvious on-film warts as a prospect, Hackenberg still possesses tremendous promise to grow into one of the 2016 NFL draft's best quarterback prospects. Should Ryan Fitzpatrick not re-sign in New York, Hackenberg's pro-readiness mentally should allow him to immediately compete for the starting job. And even if Fitzpatrick does return, Hackenberg should have every opportunity to win the starting job throughout the 2016 season.
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