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Ex-Jets QB Christian Hackenberg lands as coach at N.J. high school | What will his role be?

Updated 4:05 PM; Today 3:52 PM 

Former New York Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg is now a coach. AP

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By Darryl Slater | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Former Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg is now a coach at Winslow Township High School in Atco.

Hackenberg, who never panned out for the Jets, has a home in South Jersey.

The Jets drafted him in Round 2 in 2016, out of Penn State. But despite high expectations, he never appeared in an NFLregular-season game. He spent two seasons with the Jets, who then traded him to the Raiders. He lasted less than a month in Oakland.

Hackenberg was with the Eagles during the 2018 preseason, but didn’t make their final roster. He spent most of the 2018 season on the Bengals’ practice squad, but was released in early November of that year and hasn’t been with an NFL team since.

In 2019, Hackenberg played for the Memphis Express in the Alliance of American Football. But Hackenberg struggled, and the league folded after one season.

Hackenberg made $2.769 million during his brief NFL career, according to spotrac.com.

 

Hackenberg, who just turned 26 years old in February, announced last June that he was pursuing a career as a professional baseball pitcher. It is unclear if he still plans to do that.

For now, at least, he will be Winslow Township’s quarterbacks coach. Winslow Township went 5-1 last season. The school’s most notable football alum is former Jets running back Shonn Greene, who played for them from 2009-12 and for the Titans from 2013-14.

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5 minutes ago, Sonny Werblin said:

My guess would be how to throw the ball at your Guard's rear end on a screen pass.

I shudder to think what Mark Sanchez would be brought in to show them.

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7 minutes ago, The Crusher said:

I hope he saved that money. Damn 

Even if he did... Ooof.

Under 3 million, before agents fees and taxes.  Best case, he's 26 and has just under 2MM right now.  Awesome if you keep earning.  Hopefully coaching South Jersey HS football is only the part time gig.

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9 minutes ago, TeddEY said:

Even if he did... Ooof.

Under 3 million, before agents fees and taxes.  Best case, he's 26 and has just under 2MM right now.  Awesome if you keep earning.  Hopefully coaching South Jersey HS football is only the part time gig.

Probably just doing it for the chicks. @CTM

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dont wish bad on the guy

it is not his fault the jets thought he was going to be the future at QB-even worse was the folks here that defended the jet's Hack pick over and over again when anybody with a brain that watches football knew he would never be a quality starter in the league.

Do we still need "patience" give him time to "learn the system"?

The Joe D pick of Morgan was almost as bad it just was not a second-and the same thing happens with him that did with Hack-folks refuse to admit that it was a stupid pick and he will never be relevant to the Jets at the QB position

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1 hour ago, Samtorobby47 said:

Damn, thats a tough journey. Hope it works out for him

It's not that bad, got to go to Penn State for free.   Made over a million dollars in the NFL.   Took no NFL physical punishment, no concussions, none of that.

He's 26, a degree, no debt from school who has earned over 1 million dollars as a professional athlete. 

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Just now, chirorob said:

It's not that bad, got to go to Penn State for free.   Made over a million dollars in the NFL.   Took no NFL physical punishment, no concussions, none of that.

He's 26, a degree, no debt from school who has earned over 1 million dollars as a professional athlete. 

For sure, still tough pursuing your dream as a professional football player and failing at all levels. 

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9 minutes ago, chirorob said:

It's not that bad, got to go to Penn State for free.   Made over a million dollars in the NFL.   Took no NFL physical punishment, no concussions, none of that.

He's 26, a degree, no debt from school who has earned over 1 million dollars as a professional athlete. 

I could see him becoming a decent coach. If you watch him on Gruden's old QB Camp show, Hack was a pretty intelligent guy. He seemed to really know what he was talking about.

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2 hours ago, chirorob said:

It's not that bad, got to go to Penn State for free.   Made over a million dollars in the NFL.   Took no NFL physical punishment, no concussions, none of that.

He's 26, a degree, no debt from school who has earned over 1 million dollars as a professional athlete. 

Yep and probably more successful than anybody posting on this board. I have a son in his senior season in high school and I tell him these kinds of stories all the time.

You don't have to be a superstar but getting a few songs on the radio is more than most people can say they did. Saying you were on the Jets practice squad or a pro baseball farm team is actually making it pretty damn far in life. Nothing to shake a stick at.

He's still a p**** and please include me in any planned blanket parties!!

 Here's a really funny true story. David Lee Roth said the greatest night of his life was in 1985 when he met James Brown The Godfather of Soul. He said more than anything in his life the fact that James Brown knew who David Lee Roth was meant more to him than anything.

It was at the MTV Video Music Awards. James Brown said you David Lee Roth ain't you? He said boy you're going to clean up tonight!! 

That night....We are the World ..won all of the awards...

 At one point Roth turned his head and said excuse me Mr. Brown, when you said I would be cleaning up tonight, did you mean like with a broom after the show? Lmfao!! 

Anyway the point is when you're a kid you have no bills or responsibilities and you just have hopes and dreams it's incredible to even get that far.

 

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Even if he did... Ooof.
Under 3 million, before agents fees and taxes.  Best case, he's 26 and has just under 2MM right now.  Awesome if you keep earning.  Hopefully coaching South Jersey HS football is only the part time gig.
How much could he possibly owe his agent? Guy didn't do him any favors.

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