New York Jets Hire New Offensive Coordinator; Former Broncos Head Coach

It didn't take him long to find a new job.

The New York Jets have hired former Denver Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett to be their new Offensive Coordinator.

Hackett previously spent time calling plays with the Buffalo Bills and the Jacksonville Jaguars, where he worked with Robert Saleh, so there's already a connection there.

That's not the only connection Hackett has to the Jets, as his father, Paul Hackett, was also the Offensive Coordinator for the team from 2001-04, when he helped lead the team to three playoff appearances. 

Hackett spent the past season as the Broncos' head coach, leading the team to a brutal 4-11 record, finishing dead last in points per game (16.9) and 12th in yards per game (325.1). However, QB Russell Wilson didn't provide much help either.

Hackett helped lead the Packers to top-10 offensive seasons in his final two years with the team. Oh, not to mention Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and Hackett are good friends and, with the Jets rumored to be in the running to acquire Rodgers this offseason, the whole situation just got a lot more interesting.

It's possible the hiring of Hackett will be used to try and lure Rodgers to New York if he decides to return in 2023.

Regardless, Hackett is now tasked with turning around a promising Jets offense that is loaded with talent, with the likes of rookies Garrett Wilson and Breece Hall. The only thing lacking is a good quarterback.
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