Jets HC Todd Bowles announced Tuesday that they’ve traded Christian Hackenberg to the Raiders for a 2019 conditional seventh-round pick.
- According to Ian Rapoport, the Raiders won’t release another quarterback in the short-term.
- Rapoport reports that the pick conditions are tied to Hackenberg being on the roster for a certain number of games.
- As for the Hackenberg’s comments on Tuesday, Rapoport says they had nothing to do with the trade.
Hackenberg didn’t get any work during the team’s 7-on-7 portion of practice and Bowles explained that they purposely held him out of team drills today because they were in the process of working out a trade with the Raiders.
It was clear that Hackenberg wasn’t going to be with the Jets for the start of the regular season with Josh McCown, Teddy Bridgewater and No. 3 overall pick Sam Darnold on their roster, so it makes sense to move him and get something in return for him.
Hackenberg, 23, is a former second-round pick of the Jets back in 2016. He’s entering the final year of his four-year, $4.7 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $1.08 million for the 2018 season.
During his three-year college career at Penn State, Hackenberg threw for 8,457 yards while completing 56.1 percent of his passes to go along with 48 touchdowns and 31 interceptions.
Hackenberg has yet to appear in an NFL game.