The Jets selected Hackenberg out of Penn State in the second round of the 2016 draft. He was traded to the Oakland Raiders in May of 2018, but was cut in June, then signed and cut by the Philadelphia Eagles before spending two months on the Cincinnati Bengals' practice squad last season. The folks behind the Alliance of American Football agree, and as such, the nascent league will make its debut on Saturday evening.
On Sunday, head coach Mike Singletary and the Memphis Express will take on the Birmingham Iron at Legion Field at 4 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network.
I don't think I've ever thrown the football this good. So, who are the notable players on the rosters, who are the teams and what does the schedule look like?
He finished the 26-0 loss with just 10 completions off 23 attempts, racking up all of 87 yards and tallying an interception. Brandon Silvers replaced him late in the fourth quarter, and promptly threw an interception on his first drive.
That above play right there was more than enough to go viral on social media and garner a ton of more people to tune in and watch the new upstart league in a country that absolutely loves the sport of football.