After profanity-laced AAF washout, Christian Hackenberg may be out of options

Florence Fletcher
February 12, 2019

If that's how Hackenberg throws a ball these days, then he's never getting back to the NFL.

Gang Green traded him to the Oakland Raiders in May for a conditional seventh-round draft pick.

The original XFL also had a strongly rated Week 1, but the Alliance of American Football is off to a good start. Those 8 AAF teams are: Arizona Hotshots, Atlanta Legends, Birmingham Iron, Memphis Express, Orlando Apollos, Salt Lake Stallions, San Antonio Commanders, San Diego Fleet. Now it's just about going out and playing. If the result of the game (a 26-0 win for Birmingham) isn't enough to convey how badly he played, let's take a look at some of Hackenberg's performance (with some NSFW elements, and play-by-play man Ben Holden even apologizes for the quarterback's language).

Hackenberg was picked off when he attempted to throw across the middle of the field with his team trailing by three late in the first quarter and the ball near midfield.

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By halftime, Hackenberg was 3-of-11 for 20 yards with an interception.

The league's first games, which aired Saturday on CBS, averaged 2.913 million viewers, according to Sports TV Ratings.

The AAF is a much higher caliber of play than a lot of people might realize, and Hackenberg clearly isn't ready after week one.

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