Christian Hackenberg #5 of the New York Jets warms up before the game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on December 31, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.
Gang Green traded him to the Oakland Raiders in May for a conditional seventh-round draft pick.
The Alliance of American Football (AAF) pulled impressive TV ratings during its debut weekend - better than the National Basketball Association, in fact. "I wish I had this five years ago". Now it's just about going out and playing.
Twitter rips Christian Hackenberg's AAF debut
Linebacker Steven Johnson, who spent the entire 2017 season with the Ravens as a veteran special teams player, led the Arizona Hotshots with seven tackles and had an interception. Hackenberg's stats were pretty brutal, completing 10 of 23 passes for 87 yards and one interception.
The first game of the day between the Memphis Express and the Birmingham Iron will kick off at 4 p.m. EST on CBS Sports Network.
Hackenberg and the Express will get a shot at redemption next Saturday against the Arizona Hotshots. The odds are against Hackenberg getting a second straight start after such a dismal debut, but it's safe to assume he'll get another chance to play at some point before the inaugural AAF season finishes.More news: BAFTA victor Rachel Weisz talks lesbian kiss with Olivia Colman
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