Christian Hackenberg is aware of what’s being stated. The speak of him being labeled a bust. The frustration from followers on his obvious lack of improvement. The rumors of the Jets tanking in an effort to draft one other quarterback.
He hears it. He is not ignorant — he simply does not care.
“I perceive it’s a marathon, not a (dash),” Hackenberg advised The Information after follow final week. “It’s a development. You’ve acquired to take your lumps. You need to hold discovering methods to proceed to get higher.”
Hackenberg initially appeared to take a small step ahead on Sunday, after Todd Bowles named the second-yr passer the group’s backup quarterback behind starter Josh McCown for the Jets’ 21-12 season-opening loss to the Payments at New Period Area. Nevertheless, that promotion was merely out of necessity, as sources informed The Information Hackenberg was the staff’s No. 2 sign-caller solely as a result of Bryce Petty was not absolutely wholesome. Petty, who was inactive for Sunday’s loss, would have been the Jets’ choice to again up McCown had he been wholesome.
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The choice to raise Petty over Hackenberg was instantly criticized by followers on Twitter, who have been unaware of any lingering damage considerations with Petty.
“How dangerous should Bryce Petty be if he’s inactive over Christian Hackenberg,” requested one fan.
“Ridiculous. Petty was greatest in Preseason,” wrote one other.
“I’m boarding up my home windows in Brooklyn in anticipation of the approaching storm of Christian Hackenberg errant passes,” was one other of the feedback.
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Hackenberg is not any stranger to such criticism, having been the topic of Jets followers’ ire because the workforce chosen the previous Penn State quarterback within the second spherical of the 2016 draft.
Hackenberg stated he has grown accustomed to harsh judgment from followers, but in addition added there are a selection of positives in his improvement that the media and followers have chosen to not give attention to.
“There are plenty of positives in there too, however it simply appears that, at occasions, the negatives stand out to nearly all of the individuals,” Hackenberg informed The Information. “And I simply assume that’s the place it’s a must to be mentally robust.”