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Christian Hackenberg works with starters at practice; Todd Bowles hints he may play for Jets vs. Patriots

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Connor Hughes reports Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg was getting some work with the first team offense at practice.

Wednesday is typically the first day the team installs the game plan for the week so this is worth watching.

Todd Bowles, who had been steadfast in past weeks that Hackenberg would not play took a different tone today.

I don’t think it matters much which of the two plays this Sunday against the Patriots. Hackenberg hasn’t done much to earn the opportunity, but Bryce Petty has played poorly enough to justify a benching. The Jets can’t expect quality play either way.

The one hope I have is the Jets don’t do this halfway. If you want Hackenberg in the lineup, let him start and play the full game. Give him a week to implement the full gameplan at practice. Giving two shaky quarterbacks half a loaf further reduces whatever limited chance these guys have at success.