FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The New York Jets have a new quarterback on their roster — whether or not Ryan Fitzpatrick returns.
The Jets selected Penn State star Christian Hackenberg with their second-round pick in the NFL draft Friday night.
With Fitzpatrick still unsigned and in a contract stalemate with the Jets, New York added the 6-foot-4, 225-pound Hackenberg, who threw 16 touchdowns with six interceptions last season for the Nittany Lions. In three seasons at Penn State, Hackenberg set the school marks for career passing yards, completions and touchdowns.
He is regarded as a pro-style dropback, pocket passer with a strong arm, but was sacked 104 times in...