New York Jets Interviewing Nathaniel Hackett for Offensive Coordinator

The New York Jets are considering one of recent NFL history's most disappointing head coaches for their offensive coordinator vacancy. According to ESPN's Dianna Russini, the team will meet with former Denver Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett.

The Broncos initially hired Hackett hoping he could combine with recently acquired quarterback Russell Wilson to forge an instantly explosive offense. Hackett had coached Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers to consecutive MVPs in 2020 and 2021, after all. It didn't work out. Hackett lasted all of 15 games with the Broncos in 2022, leading the team to a mere four wins and a disastrous 32nd ranking in points scored. 

Still, Hackett's resume isn't completely without success. He earned his opportunity with the Broncos thanks to a three-year run as the offensive coordinator of the Green Bay Packers in which the team ranked 15th, 1st, and 10th in points scored from 2019 to 2021. He also coached quarterback Blake Bortles and the Jacksonville Jaguars to the fifth-most points in the league in 2017.

The Jets' highest priority this offseason will be developing and managing 2021 second-overall pick Zach Wilson. If they hire Hackett, they'll have to hope this past year with Wilson was an outlier.

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