Christian Hackenberg Has Disastrous Start To His First AAF Game

first_imgChristian Hackenberg winds up to throw.STATE COLLEGE, PA – NOVEMBER 21: Christian Hackenberg #14 of the Penn State Nittany Lions throws a pass in the second quarter against the Michigan Wolverines at Beaver Stadium on November 21, 2015 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Evan Habeeb/Getty Images)Christian Hackenberg struggled with ball security during his time at Penn State and while he bounced around the NFL.The 23-year-old quarterback is hoping to revamp his career in the Alliance of American Football league, which debuted this weekend. The new league features eight different teams and a number of notable former college football stars.Hackenberg, who never took an NFL regular season snap, started behind center for the Memphis Express this afternoon.The start of the game did not go well.Hackenberg, who was a second round pick by the New York Jets in 2016, completed just 1 of his first 5 passes for 10 yards. He also threw an interception.IRON FOOTBALLChristian Hackenberg is picked off, and the @aafiron get great field position.— CBS Sports Network (@CBSSportsNet) February 10, 2019Hackenberg had said before the AAF draft that he was throwing the ball as well as he ever had.“I don’t think I’ve thrown the football this good ever,” Hackenberg told Penn Live back during the AAF draft. “Like, I wish I had this five years ago. But the good news is I’m 23, I’m sure I can do it and I did it. Now it’s just about going out and playing.”The game is on CBS Sports Network.last_img read more