Christian Hackenberg Underwhelms In AAF Debut

  • Christian Hackenberg Underwhelms In AAF Debut

Christian Hackenberg Underwhelms In AAF Debut

Well, it's a professional football league founded by producer and director Charlie Ebersol and Bill Polian, the longtime general manager of the Indianapolis Colts. The Ravens are well represented with a dozen players on the eight teams. There's one big name in particular: Trent Richardson.

According to sports business reporter Darren Rovell, the new football league's debut game earned a tick higher at 2.1 than the NBA's Houston Rockets vs. the Oklahoma City Thunder game did with its 2.0 rating. He was also in Ravens training camp a year ago.

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. These players are hungry to prove what they can do, and it is exciting to watch.

Wolford threw four touchdowns passes - two to Rashad Ross - as the Hotshots (1-0) turned a three-point halftime lead into a comfortable season-opening victory on the strength of a 16-0 third-quarter surge. Richardson had 23 carries for 58 yards and two touchdowns for the Birmingham Iron.