Packers hire Nathaniel Hackett as offensive coordinator

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The Packers are hiring Nathaniel Hackett as their offensive coordinator, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports.

New coach Matt LaFleur also interviewed former Buccaneers offensive coordinator Todd Monken for the job, but the Browns hired Monken as their offensive coordinator. He also had interest in his brother, 49ers receivers coach Mike LaFleur, and 49ers run game coordinator Mike McDaniel, but the Packers could not pry either from San Francisco, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Hackett, whom the Jaguars fired in November, also drew interest from the Lions for their vacant offensive coordinator position.

He served as the Bills offensive coordinator in 2013-14 before moving to the Jaguars in 2015 as quarterbacks coach. Hackett earned a promotion to offensive coordinator with the Jaguars in 2016.

Hackett also has a long resume in the college ranks.

LaFleur will continue to call the plays for the Packers, though Hackett will have the job title of coordinator.

42 responses to “Packers hire Nathaniel Hackett as offensive coordinator

  1. This isnt adding up well for Green Bay. Not sure letting Rodgers call shots is smart. They didnt it for Fav r ee.

  2. Pettine also served as the defensive coordinator during Hackett’s time in Buffalo.
    I wonder if he had maybe nudged LeFleur in Hackett’s direction.

  3. He had the Lions or the Packers to try to get the gig from. Guess he lost out on the Lions job.

  4. LaFleur couldn’t even get his own brother to join him in the village known as Green Bay. Was this Hackett guy about fourth or fifth on LaFleur’s list of candidates?

  5. He was a disaster in Jacksonville, played not to lose….a postition coach, maybe…..absolutely not a coordinator.

  6. Solid, not flashy signing. OC for Jags when they made it to AFC Championship game in 2017. Coached up 5th ranked scoring attack that year and #1 rushing offense. May bode well as Pack possibly seeks a more balanced offense in 2019 and beyond.

  7. diveleft says:
    January 14, 2019 at 7:23 pm
    LaFleur couldn’t even get his own brother to join him in the village known as Green Bay. Was this Hackett guy about fourth or fifth on LaFleur’s list of candidates?
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    The 49ers would not grant permission to interview for either of the assistants the Packers wanted to interview.

    As always, just the actual facts.

  8. His work in Buffalo and Jacksonville shouldn’t inspire a lot of confidence for Packers fans, but working with Rodgers is a long way from Tyrod and Bortles.

  9. Hacket was labeled a genius one year and became the fall guy next. He had the same backfield, the same QB, and the same weak OL. What the Jags didn’t bring back were the starting receivers. Then the starting RB went down and didn’t seem to care after that. That isn’t the fault of the OC. That the fault of the organization. Hacket got a raw deal with the Jags. Nice to see him get another chance with a good team.

  10. Run up the middle on 1st and 2nd down, short pass on 3rd down, punt.
    Rinse and repeat.
    ——-
    Except he won’t be calling plays….

  11. Wow, lots of haters here. This was a hire I was hoping for when seeing list of candidates that were actually out there. So in 2017 this guy was 5th in passing offense and 1st in rushing offense, this last year , Bortles went down, fournette got injured what do you know they took a step backwards in 2018. I’m thinking Green Bay was not all that hot last year when Rodgers went down. Come to think of it your cake turns out like crap in the oven if you dont use eggs, baking soda and vanilla extract.

    If Pack can stay healthy I’ll take 5th in passing and first in rushing offense each year but all you debbie downers are probably right, 3 plays 8yds then punt/ repeat is much more entertaining.

    Again great hire.

  12. He’ll probably use it as a one or two year springboard to a HC job or at least an OC post where he can call the plays, but for now it’s a pretty good hire. The Lavender would have been gushing if he’d gone to them.

  13. I hope he works out – I am not putting too much on his Jags experience because they never had a QB who could execute a plan consistently – besides he will not be calling the plays

  14. This is LeFleur’s offense and LaFleur will call plays, but Hackett is a high energy guy who will be a nice compliment to LaFleur’s more toned down approach. That kind of balance and diversity of approach is important on a staff.

    “This is a coup for the Packers. Hackett got my vote for assistant of the year last season. Hackett brings great energy and knowledge. Great stuff for the Packers”

    “Spoke to former Jaguars RB coach Tyrone Wheatley, who has worked with Nataniel Hackett in Jacksonville, Buffalo, and Syracuse. He thinks LaFleur, Hackett, and Rodgers can be deadly together”

    #GoPackGo!🧀

  15. I saw all the comments from Packer-hating, fight-picking, Viking trolls, but this is what I read:

    “We sure wish the Vikings weren’t stuck with Zimmer.”

  16. stellarperformance says:
    January 15, 2019 at 7:29 am
    I saw all the comments from Packer-hating, fight-picking, Viking trolls, but this is what I read:

    “We sure wish the Vikings weren’t stuck with Zimmer.”
    ——————————

    When discussing Mike Zimmer a Packer fan should refer to him as Daddy.

  17. Darren Rizzi is in Green Bay right now meeting with LaFleur. You don’t meet in Green Bay unless there is great interest on both sides.

    May be close to filling the last coordinator position. Rizzi is a wanted man around the league. At least 6 teams have expressed interest in hiring him. Rizzi has been one of the best ST coaches in the league for the last 8 yrs.

  18. Liberalsruineverything says:
    January 15, 2019 at 9:52 am
    When discussing Mike Zimmer a Packer fan should refer to him as Daddy.
    ///////////////////////////

    OK.

    “Viking fans wish they weren’t stuck with their Daddy.”

    Is that better?

  19. stellarperformance says:
    January 15, 2019 at 7:29 am
    I saw all the comments from Packer-hating, fight-picking, Viking trolls, but this is what I read:

    “We sure wish the Vikings weren’t stuck with Zimmer.”
    /////////
    If only there were Packer articles written wherein you could talk about your own team. Oh, wait….

  20. And the Vikings hire Kubiak, so Zimmer is constantly looking over his shoulder at his replacement in waiting.
    2019 is shaping up to be the year when everybody from the GM on down gets fired.
    Kurt Cousins….last man standing.

  21. “Hacket was labeled a genius one year and became the fall guy next. He had the same backfield, the same QB, and the same weak OL. What the Jags didn’t bring back were the starting receivers.”

    Ya, losing Allen Hurns and one game of Allen Robinson is a MASSIVE downgrade lol

  22. conormacleod says:
    January 15, 2019 at 12:23 pm
    If only there were Packer articles written wherein you could talk about your own team. Oh, wait….
    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

    You’re giving me static for responding to fight-picking Viking trolls on a Packer story, in a Packer thread, with posts by Packer fans? You’re really going there?

  23. why are vikings fans even here? dont they have a crap team that needs fixing? how many more games than the Packers did the Vikings play this? yeah, thats what i thought. dumpster fire extinguishers are available on Craigslist.

  24. cribbage12 says:
    January 14, 2019 at 8:32 pm
    This guy will be the Vikings HC in 3 years after two more Lombardis are added to the Packers’ trophy case

    @@@@&&&&&&

    I guess winning the off season championship for one year is not good enough. Congratulations on winning the Super Bowl the next two years

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