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Jets Hire Nathaniel Hackett as Offensive Coordinator

The New York Jets have hired former Denver Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett to be their offensive coordinator, effective immediately. The Jets, who missed the playoffs again this season, look to build an offense that can sustain a winning culture. 

Hackett was fired from the Denver Broncos head coaching position back in December following a mind-blowing 51-14 loss to a struggling Los Angeles Rams team in week 16 of the NFL regular season, thus allowing him to be eligible for open coaching positions around the league. 

The former Broncos head coach was hired in Denver after a successful stint in Green Bay as the offensive coordinator for Aaron Rodgers and the Packers for three seasons. During his campaign in Green Bay, Hackett led the Packers, along with head coach Matt LaFleur, to two NFC Championship games as well as a divisional playoff game.

Having a three-time NFL Most Valuable Player Award winner at the quarterback position does allow for the offense to have a head start in its success. Hackett’s offense was the best in the NFL during the 2020 regular season and started to spark interest from teams around the league that may have future openings at the head coaching position.

Although Hackett remained with Green Bay after the 2020 season and through 2021, he then went on to be hired by Denver as their head coach in the 2022 offseason. Hackett was the offensive coordinator known for taking Aaron Rodgers to back-to-back NFL MVP awards. The resume simply spoke for itself. 

After hiring Hackett and trading for Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson, Denver fans became ecstatic about what was to come. Yet, it never came. Hackett led the Broncos to a 4-11 record before being fired on the Monday after Christmas. Hackett’s team in Denver had one of the worst offenses in the league, along with embarrassing losses to teams with rosters worse than theirs. 

Having an offensive-minded head coach might make one believe that the offense will not be the problem. Ironically, after the departure of Hackett from Denver, the offense skyrocketed from 15.4 points per game to a successful 27.5, proving that it was not the roster or the play of the team but that it was Hackett himself who drove the team into the ground. 

Now, as he returns to a position where he has seen much success, one question remains: will Hackett be able to return to praise and coach an offense without a multiple-time MVP-winning quarterback? Only time will tell.

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