By Harvey Hoffman
Christian Hackenberg’s playing days may be over, but the Eagles and Jets bust has found a new path.
The former Penn State star and Jets second-round pick is joining Winslow Township High School (N.J.) as its quarterbacks coach at the age of 26.
The Jets took Hackenberg 51st overall in the 2016 draft, but he struggled as a pro, failing to appear in a regular season game in 2016 and 2017.
The Jets dealt Hackenberg to the Raiders in May of 2018 for a conditional seventh-round pick. The Raiders released him that June. He did get two more shots, with the Eagles and Bengals, but didn’t last long at either place.
Let’s take time give a warm welcome to Christian Hackenberg a former All-American, NFL QB and Penn State Alum. Hackenberg will be joining us as the QB coach here at Winslow Twp. @chackenberg1 pic.twitter.com/JnbTAwuBlk
— Winslow Twp HS Football (@winslowtwpfb) March 3, 2021