The New York Jets traded disappointing quarterback Christian Hackenberg to the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday for a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
The trade occurred just hours after Hackenberg sharply criticized the Jets while meeting with reporters. He received zero repetitions in Tuesday's OTA session.
"It's out of my control. I don't get to call the reps," Hackenberg said in his last press briefing with the team. "I don't get any of that, all I can focus on is what I'm doing. Right now, I'm excited about where I'm at. I'm excited about the future and I'm excited where this is going.
"Again, I finally feel like I have some solid foundations, some solid direction in what I need to do on a consistent basis from a fundamental standpoint."
Hackenberg, who never played in a game for the Jets over his two seasons, said a lack of communication was among the issues.
"That was the frustrating part for me. The ups and downs and not knowing why," Hackenberg said, "and not really getting any information from anybody on how to fix that and how to address it."
Hackenberg was a second-round pick in 2016 but never developed into a potential starter. He suited up for just five games over the past two seasons.
Hackenberg's chances of ever becoming the Jets' starter all but evaporated when the club took Sam Darnold with the No. 3 overall pick in this year's draft.
Jets coach Todd Bowles made it clear: Hackenberg wasn't ready to play a bigger role for the team.
"Some players it takes a while to get going, some go to Canada, some go to different teams, some do different types of stuff," Bowles said of Hackenberg. "We did everything we could to try to help him the best we could and sometimes it works out somewhere else."
Hackenberg becomes one of four quarterbacks on the Raiders' roster. Star Derek Carr is entrenched and Connor Cook and EJ Manuel are also on the squad.
Hackenberg passed for 8,457 yards, 48 touchdowns and 31 interceptions in three seasons (2013-15) at Penn State.
--Field Level Media