Christian Hackenberg we hardly knew ye. The former second spherical decide’s time in Oakland lasted precisely three weeks. He was acquired in commerce with the Jets on May 22 and lower at this time forward of the group’s necessary minicamp. He and linebacker Brady Sheldon have been each lower to make room for incoming veteran free agent additions Frostee Rucker, and Ahtyba Rubin.
Before you suppose the Raiders wasted a draft decide in buying and selling for Hackenberg, they didn’t. The commerce was for a conditional seventh spherical decide. The situation was possible that he make the group. He didn’t, so the Raiders lose nothing.
Asking for Hackenberg to earn a spot on the roster in three weeks of OTA’s was a tall order. He joined the group because the fourth quarterback behind Derek Carr, EJ Manuel, and Connor Cook. There was no means the group was going to hold 4 QB’s into camp, however one would have although they’d not less than maintain Hackenberg by means of minicamp. They didn’t.
Hackenberg was initially a second spherical decide of the Jets within the 2016 draft. He has by no means appeared in an NFL common season sport.