It looks like Christian Hackenberg has officially retired from playing professional football.
The former second-round draft pick of the New York Jets is attempting a comeback to the field, but as a pitcher.
“As simple as I can put it, I just want to compete, man,” Hackenberg said. “I’ve had my trials and tribulations with the NFL and had success and had that roller-coaster ride.
“At the end of the day, I’m sitting here at 25, and for me, like I said, I feel like I got a lot left in the tank.”
Hackenberg seems to have some life and heat left in his right arm as he was seen topping 90 mph in the below video:
Jets selected him with pick No. 51 in the NFL Draft in 2016 and he would go on to play for the Raiders, Eagles and Bengals in his short career.
He also spent some time in the AAF in 2019 as the quarterback of the Memphis Express.