Jets QB Christian Hackenberg could make his NFL debut on Sunday during the season finale against the Patriots in New England, and teammates Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Kelvin Beachum have faith in the 22-year-old.
"He's got an arm and he makes great throws that are eye-popping sometimes," Seferian-Jenkins told reporters on Wednesday. "If he gets out there and gets an opportunity, I know he'll run with it. He'll do a good job. He's gotten reps throughout the weeks."
Hackenberg will be the backup to Bryce Petty on Sunday, and head coach Todd Bowles said "we'll see" when asked if Hackenberg would get in the game.
"He's going to do a good job if he gets out there on Sunday," Seferian-Jenkins added. "He's got the arm, there's no question about it. He's got it all. ... I think he'll surprise a lot of people."
Kelvin Beachum said Hackenberg has been preparing well.
"He continues to prepare, he works hard in the weight room and he's done everything they've asked him to do," Beachum said. "With anybody, when it's your time to shine, you have to find a way to leave a good impression."
A second round pick (51st overall) in the 2016 NFL Draft, Hackenberg has been on the sidelines for nearly two years, only seeing action in preseason games.