A second-round pick in 2016, Hackenberg spent the first two years of his NFL career with the New York Jets, although he never played a regular-season snap. New York traded him to the Oakland Raiders back in May, but he was cut by Oakland in mid-June.
Philadelphia's decision to part ways with Hackenberg comes one day after he had a rough performance against his former team. He completed just seven of his 16 pass attempts against the Jets for 69 yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions, while he also took two sacks and fumbled once as well.
After the Eagles' 10-9 victory over the Jets, the third-year quarterback discussed his Philadelphia debut:
"You know there are some things that obviously I'm a little disappointed in and want to have back," Hackenberg told reporters. "For me it's just about the process and there are a lot of things that go into that. You know, a lot of people don't understand, but for me, just taking the little wins out of this game, the things that went well, and then learn from the things that didn't go so well."
With Carson Wentz, Nick Foles and Nate Sudfeld all on the roster, Hackenberg faced slim odds of making the team from the moment he signed. Now, the 23-year-old will have to hope he has shown enough for another team to take a chance on him.