A few weeks ago, the New York Jets traded Christian Hackenberg to the Oakland Raiders for a 2019 conditional seventh-round draft pick. Hackenberg’s time in Oakland did not last long, though, as the Raiders waived the former Penn State quarterback on Tuesday.
The news was first reported by ESPN NFL Insider Field Yates on Twitter.
Source: the Raiders have waived QB Christian Hackenberg.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) June 12, 2018
The NFL later confirmed that Hackenberg’s tenure with the Raiders was over and that the Jets will maintain the draft pick they received for Hackenberg.
— NFL (@NFL) June 12, 2018
In his time at Penn State, Hackenberg passed for 8,318 yards, 48 touchdowns and 31 interceptions. He was a second-round draft pick, No. 51 overall, by the Jets in the 2016 NFL Draft, but did not play a single down for New York over the last two seasons.
While Hackenberg is now a free agent, there is still some time for him to sign with another NFL team before the start of the 2018 preseason.