It was a game of 'Where's Waldo' the first 15 days of Jets training camp.
As soon as team drills began, reporters attempted to scope out rookie quarterback Christian Hackenberg. Usually, he was standing next to quarterbacks coach Kevin Patullo. Rarely was he on the field. Simply put, the Jets weren't giving Hackenberg more than a handful of reps during the team portion of practice.
This week, things have changed. On Sunday and Monday, Hackenberg received more reps than he had in any other camp practice.
"It's part of the progression," head coach Todd Bowles said. "You give him more reps in there as time goes by. That's just part of the progression."
Hackenberg's playing time has been one of the more talked-about storylines in camp this year. Despite being a second-round pick and the hopeful quarterback of the future, Hackenberg hasn't been playing. Quite literally — He didn't take one snap in either of the Jets' first two preseason games. Hackenberg's performance has been less than inspiring the story said, adding he went just 2 of 12 with nearly an INT. Monday he was 5 of 11 with two INTs.