FootballFormer Jet Hackenberg fizzles in AAF debut by Chris Passarelli February 12, 2019 Christian Hackenberg made his AAF debut on Saturday for the Memphis Express. He was predictably bad, going 10/23 for 87 yards, zero touchdowns and an interception.What was even more impressive was the way he cussed up a storm after each and every incompletion thrown. An AAF rule that the NFL certainly does not have is that the players are actually mic’ed up. That certainly will result in some bleeped out words.Anyway, the point is that Hackenberg was very bad in what’s essentially a minor league to the NFL yet the man who drafted him is still tenured as GM of the Jets. How did Mike Maccagnan not see any of the red flags present with Hackenberg when he drafted him in the SECOND ROUND.This little rant poses a legitimate question; Is Christian Hackenberg an elite level bust? You have your Jamarcus Russell’s and your Tony Mandarich’s, but at least they got into games and started. Hackenberg wasn’t a top 10 pick but he was so bad in the NFL the Jets had Bryce Petty and Geno Smith start over him.It’s crazy that just a few years ago the Jets were in a predicament where they either needed to start Christian Hackenberg or Bryce Petty. They’re in a much better spot now with Sam Darnold. The Jets have improved, why hasn’t Christian Hackenberg? Post Views: 720The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest PostsChris PassarelliFootball Editor - Hockey Editor - New York Islanders Lead Writer - New York Lizards Lead Writer - UConn Football Lead WriterLatest posts by Chris Passarelli (see all) NFL Network to Premiere ‘The Top 100 Players of 2020’ on July 26 - July 22, 2020 The ‘Toilet Bowl’ may be coming to Western New York - July 16, 2020 Bigger is Better; SoFi Stadium Completes Largest Videoboard in Sports - July 1, 2020 Smoltz, Vrabel and Brown talk American Century Championship and Everything in Between - June 30, 2020 Related TopicsChristian HackenbergMemphis ExpressNew York Jets Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Newsletter SubscriptionCan't Miss Posts! UFC Long Island: Ticket & Fight Card Info by Kristine Haugsjaa | posted on May 31, 2017 Women in Sports: Ariel Epstein, On-Air Host at SportsGrid (VIDEO) by Anthony Paradiso | posted on March 12, 2021 The Story of the NHL’s First Armenian, Zach Bogosian and His Biggest Fan by Anthony Paradiso | posted on September 12, 2020 Women in Sports: Podcast Host, New York Riptide Sideline Reporter, Dani Wexelman by Luke Porco | posted on March 3, 2020 Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019More in Football You Know I’m Right, Episode 112: New York Jets’ Insider Brian Costello (Audio/Video)On the 112th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 111: New York Giants’ Insider John Schmeelk (Audio/Video)On the 111th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 107: New York Post’s Columnist Mike Vaccaro (Audio/Video)On the 107th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... Tea Time with Mel and Jay Ep. 8: Review of Netflix’s “7 Yards”Tea Time with Mel and Jay is a podcast where Melody and Jackie review... CEO & Co-Founder of Selah Freedom Moves Super Bowl Crowd With Alarming Statistics On Sex Trafficking The Giants would be foolish to trade Odell Beckham Jr.