Just days after it was reported that a scout was “taken aback” by the poor play of former Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg this spring, ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted that the New York Jets are “pleased” with how the signal caller has looked.
One interesting item to pop up this spring: Jets are pleased with the way QB Christian Hackenberg has looked. The Jeremy Bates effect.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 24, 2017
ESPN’s Rich Cimini said that a scout was surprised by Hackenberg’s inability to click on throws, even in warmups, and the writer wondered if the former highly touted QB was a fit in the Jets’ West Coast offense.
Schefter’s tweet clearly contradicted these statements.
Hackenberg was endorsed by Jets legend Joe Namath last month. Earlier this year, wide receiver Brandon Marshall compared him to Tom Brady and Peyton Manning.
Even Jets coach Todd Bowles said Hackenberg will have a chance to win the starting job, but he’ll have to compete with Josh McCown and Bryce Petty.
Hackenberg didn’t see any action last season, playing only in preseason games.