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Christian Hackenberg Impressed Many at Thursday’s Pro Day

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson still needs a third-string quarterback.

Could it be Christian Hackenberg?

The Penn State signal-caller had a strong showing at his Pro Day on Thursday and the Eagles were the first to approach him after he completed his workout, according to multiple reports.

Hackenberg, who had an inconsistent combine in Indianapolis, bounced back in a huge way. Check it out for yourself.

StateCollege.com‘s Ben Jones said that he completed 44-of-52 passes, which included a stretch of 21 straight tosses that didn’t hit the turf.

The holder of Penn State’s career passing record, Hackenberg, threw for 8,457 yards with 48 touchdowns and 31 interceptions over 38 games in State College. He was also sacked 103 times during his career working behind a shoddy offensive line. Here’s what he posted on Instagram.

 

“Great experience. Thank you to all the teams that showed up to watch all of us today. Most importantly, a big shout out to @jwpalms [Jordan Palmer] for being there through thick and thin. We knew we had some work to do, and could not be more pleased with the results. On to the next one bro.”

Philadelphia signed Sam Bradford to a two-year deal earlier this month and backup Chase Daniel to a three-year pact last week, but it might decide that Hackenberg is worth using a draft pick on as a quarterback to develop for the future.

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