Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles has been the subject of significant scrutiny for appearing to regress this season, but his position coach is now getting a promotion.
The Jaguars have announced that they promoted Nathaniel Hackett from quarterbacks coach to offensive coordinator, replacing Greg Olson, who was fired as offensive coordinator today.
It’s understandable that Olson was fired, given the Jaguars’ offensive production, or lack thereof, this season. But promoting Hackett seems odd, given that the lack of production has been in large part because Bortles hasn’t played well.
Hackett, the son of former NFL coach Paul Hackett, previously spent two seasons as the offensive coordinator of the Bills and two seasons before that as the offensive coordinator at Syracuse.