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Christian Hackenberg Likely to Play Against Washington

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Jets head coach Todd Bowles indicated rookie quarterback Christian Hackenberg is likely to see playing time in Friday night's preseason game.

On if he would like to get Christian Hackenberg reps on Friday

That’s the plan. We’ll see how it works out.

Hackenberg did not play in the preseason opener against Jacksonville.

One drawback of having four quarterbacks is the limited amount of reps to go around. Hackenberg needs development, and the preseason is the only chance he will likely get this season to play in a game situation. The Jets need to get Ryan Fitzpatrick prepared to start, Geno Smith prepared to be the backup, and find reps for Bryce Petty who also needs development. It isn't easy. It has also shown in practice where there haven't been many reps to go to Hackenberg. (And I say this as somebody in favor of keeping four.)

We will have to see how many series Hackenberg gets.