Upstart league signs ex-Jets QB Hackenberg
Former New York Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg has signed to play in the upstart Alliance of American Football.
The league, which starts its first season in February, included Hackenberg on a list of new players on Friday.
A product of Penn State, Hackenberg was taken by the Jets in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft, but he never played a down in two seasons in New York.
The Jets traded Hackenberg, 23, to the Oakland Raiders in the offseason, but he didn't make the roster. He spent the preseason with Philadelphia, then wound up on the Cincinnati practice squad. The Bengals cut him on Monday and replaced him with former Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook.
The AAF will begin play in February and will have teams in Atlanta, Birmingham, Memphis, Orlando, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, San Antonio and San Diego. Hackenberg will learn where he will play on Nov. 27 when the league holds a quarterback draft at Esports Arena Las Vegas at The Luxor.
--Field Level Media
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