Christian Hackenberg Signs Deal With Alliance Of American Football League


The Alliance of American Football announced another round of player signings on Friday ahead of their upcoming draft.

Among the players who agreed to contracts with the AAF is former Jets second-round QB Christian Hackenberg.

The AAF allows players to return to the NFL if they get a contract offer from a team, so they’re positioning themselves as a minor league division where players can come and develop in the offseason.

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.

The Jets tradedĀ Hackenberg to the Raiders last month for a conditional seventh-round pick. However, Oakland waived him during the summer and he later signed on with the Eagles for the preseason.

Hackenberg was signed to the Bengals’ practice squad at the start of the regular season before recently being released.

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.

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