With Ryan Fitzpatrick still unclaimed, the New York Jets are eyeing fallback solutions at QB. Could Christian Hackenberg be one of them?

By Robby Sabo

As New York Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan has said on multiple occasions, “contingency” plans always in the works.

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.

According to Manish Mehta and Seth Walder of the New York Daily News, the Jets intend to invite Hackenberg in for a pre-draft visit.


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.

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Robby Sabo is a co-founder, CEO and credentialed New York Jets content creator for Jets X-Factor - Jet X, which includes Sabo's Sessions (in-depth film breakdowns) and Sabo with the Jets. Host: Underdog Jets Podcast with Wayne Chrebet and Sabo Radio. Member: Pro Football Writers of America. Coach: Port Jervis (NY) High School. Washed up strong safety and 400M runner. SEO: XL Media. Founder: Elite Sports NY - ESNY (Sold in 2020). SEO: XL Media. Email: robby.sabo[at]jetsxfactor.com