With Ryan Fitzpatrick still unclaimed, the New York Jets are eyeing fallback solutions at QB. Could Christian Hackenberg be one of them?
For obvious reasons, contingency plans get brought up first and foremost when free agent quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is discussed.
Perhaps this is why every quarterback solution under the sun is brought up these days for the green and white.
Next up? Penn State’s Christian Hackenberg.
This isn’t a surprise in the least. Each NFL team is allowed 30 pre-draft visits, most of which are usually reserved for early round prospects.
With Colin Kaepernick’s situation looking more likely he’ll either say in San Francisco or get traded to Denver, those “contingency” plans – should Fitz not be brought back – are starting to get thinner by the moment.
Hackenberg is a Pennsylvania product who led the Nittany Lions to a 7-6 record last year, completing 53.5 percent of his passes for 2,525 yards along with 16 touchdowns and six interceptions.