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New York Jets 2017 Preseason Preview – All About Hackenberg

August 11th, 2017 at 4:51 PM
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The New York Jets kick off their four game 2017 preseason this Saturday night at home against the Tennessee Titans. What matters this preseason? Let’s break it downâ?¦


It’s The Quarterback, Stupid - The most important thing this preseason is the performance of Christian Hackenberg, the only quarterback on this roster with a theoretical chance of being “the guy” long term. Josh McCown is a glorified Game of Thrones Maester, Bryce Petty is a career third stringer who has already been knocked out of the “quarterback competition” in practice.

The discouraging thing to date is at best, Hackenberg has played even to McCown, a below average journeyman. The encouraging thing is that practice doesn’t matter all that much and if Hackenberg plays well in the preseason, nobody cares about what happens in camp. It still remains more than likely McCown will start week 1 but Hackenberg can put pressure on those plans and shorten his already tiny rope with a strong preseason.

What is a strong preseason? Complete somewhere around 60% of your passes. Throw more touchdowns than interceptions. Do not take unnecessary sacks and protect the football when you are sacked. Attack down the field and show signs of making a weak supporting cast better.

Who Caught That? - Do not expect to see much, if any, of Matt Forte and Bilal Powell this …

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Tags: Joe Caporoso, New York Jets, New York Jetts, NFL, Preseason 2017

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