Jets’ draft bust says New York was the ‘final place I ought to’ve gone,’ says crew had ‘no plan’

It looks as if each quarterback the New York Jets purchase turns right into a bust.

Since 2000, the Jets have taken seven quarterbacks in both the primary or second spherical. 

Chad Pennington, the 18th choose in 2000, might be one of the best of the bunch that additionally included Mark Sanchez, Kellen Clemens, Geno Smith, Christian Hackenberg, Sam Darnold, and Zach Wilson.

Even the four-time MVP they traded for, Aaron Rodgers, ruptured an Achilles on simply his fourth play in a Jets uniform.


Christian Hackenberg of the New York Jets warms up earlier than a sport towards the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium Dec. 31, 2017, in Foxboro, Mass. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Pictures)

A type of seven QBs says the Jets had “no plan” when he was with the crew.

The Jets surprisingly chosen Hackenberg with the 51st choose of the 2016 NFL Draft, despite the fact that they’d Smith and Ryan Fitzpatrick, who grew to become the franchise’s first quarterback to throw 30 landing passes months earlier.

As extremely touted as he was out of Penn State, the Jets’ choice of Hackenberg did not appear to make sense, and Hackenberg appears to agree.

Christian Hackenberg

New York Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg throughout a preseason sport towards the Philadelphia Eagles Aug. 31, 2017, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (Wealthy Graessle/Icon Sportswire by way of Getty Pictures)


“New York was most likely the final place I ought to’ve gone, by way of the market, the expectations, the way in which it was,” Hackenberg advised the “Ross Tucker Soccer Podcast” Wednesday. “In my rookie yr, we ended up retaining 4 quarterbacks (Smith, Fitzpatrick and 2015 fourth-rounder Bryce Petty). So there was simply not loads of alternative for me to develop and develop. 

“No plan, form of an up-and-down group. And I feel it was simply a kind of issues the place the timing and the place it ended up simply wasn’t within the playing cards for me at that place.”

Hackenberg by no means performed in a regular-season sport for the Jets — or within the NFL, interval — and was traded for a seventh-round choose in 2018.

Hackenberg was one of the best quarterback of his highschool class and threw for almost 9,000 yards in his three seasons at Penn State, however he by no means lived as much as the hype or draft inventory.

Wanting again, Hackenberg appeared to confess he wasn’t fairly prepared.

Christian Hackenberg in preseason

Quarterback Christian Hackenberg of the New York Jets calls a play towards the New York Giants throughout a preseason sport Aug. 26, 2017, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.  (Al Pereira/Getty Pictures)


“There’s so many circumstances that go into it. And once I got here out, I nonetheless knew that I wanted lots that I wanted to get higher at,” Hackenberg mentioned. “However, on the similar token, I additionally had all these expectations and the narrative on the market that this child was going to be good. It was simply this actually form of battle internally after which externally with messaging and the way issues had been being portrayed that I needed to cope with.”

The Jets have not made the playoffs since 2010.

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