Christian Hackenberg will swap his sweats for shoulder pads and a helmet on the New York Jets' sideline Sunday.
That actually counts as progress for the rookie quarterback, who'll be active for a regular-season game for the first time in his NFL career.
While some fans and media spent the last several days clamoring for Todd Bowles to start Hackenberg instead of Ryan Fitzpatrick in the season finale against Buffalo , the second-round pick out of Penn State will remain patient and wait for his turn to play.
"We want to compete and that's our job, but ultimately, that's not my decision," Hackenberg said Wednesday. "My job is to come in and be the best player, the best teammate that I can be." >> Read more
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