Christian Hackenberg’s AAF debut was just as bad as you’d think

If you're itching to watch football and you'd like to see what some former Ravens are up to, you should tune into the new Alliance of American Football (AAF).

Hackenberg showed a lot of the things that made him a failure with the New York Jets, making a lot of bad throws and taking sacks.

The former highly touted National Football League prospect is now on the Memphis Express in the AAF, and he bombed Sunday in a 26-0 loss to the Birmingham Iron.

The 23-year-old finished the first half with just 20 passing yards and the interception.

Hackenberg did provide for several viral moments on social media, at least.

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Hackenberg, taken in the second round of the league's quarterbacks draft at 15th overall, was given the starting nod over other competition including former Tennessee Titans starter Zach Mettenberger and Troy stud Brandon Silvers.

The debut of the AAF delivered a 2.1 overnight rating on CBS Saturday night, the highest for a non-NFL pro football game since a 2004 Arena Football League telecast on NBC (2.5).

Silvers checked in for Hackenberg for the final minutes, throwing a pick.

Linebacker Steven Johnson, who spent the entire 2017 season with the Ravens as a veteran special teams player, led the Arizona Hotshots with seven tackles and had an interception.

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