Report: Jets meet with Nathaniel Hackett about offensive coordinator opening

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Nathaniel Hackett’s tenure as the Broncos head coach did not go well, but he has reportedly surfaced as a candidate for a job with another team.

Dianna Russini of ESPN reports that Hackett is meeting with the Jets about their offensive coordinator opening on Wednesday. Hackett and Jets head coach Robert Saleh were both assistants with the Jaguars in 2015 and 2016.

Hackett would serve as Jacksonville’s offensive coordinator from the middle of the 2016 season to 2018. He was hired in the same role in Green Bay in 2019 and stayed there until leaving to take the Denver job last year. He was fired after going 4-11 to start his first season.

Hackett worked under head coach Matt LaFleur in that job. The Jets are looking for a replacement for Mike LaFleur, who is Matt LaFleur’s brother.

That’s not the only familial connection at play here. Hackett’s father Paul served as the Jets’ offensive coordinator from 2001 to 2004.

23 responses to “Report: Jets meet with Nathaniel Hackett about offensive coordinator opening

  1. As bad as he was, he is not the worst first time head coach ever. And he’s not as bad as the coach in San Diego. So yeah, I understand why teams are calling for the coordinator spot.

  2. I don’t get the interest for this guy. He didn’t design or call plays for Green Bay and the Broncos offense never looked good under him.

  3. Never matters. It’s all about if you’re in the club. He’s never been good at that job and was a terrible HC. Should never be more than a quality control coach on a staff, but he has the connections.

  4. This is really sad for the Jets. I mean i could be a better OC than this guy. I’m pretty good at looking at film.

  5. Blows my mind how this stiff gets chance after chance. He’s the new Adam Gase. The rest of the AFC East would certainly encourage and approve this hire!

  6. touchback6 says:
    January 18, 2023 at 11:31 am
    LOL!

    Classic Jets! Go ask Denver how they like this guy. bawahah

    Oh, Rusty, clearly you didn’t realize that he was not being interviewed for the HC job.

  7. It’s like stepping in dog poop with your left foot…..and then promptly turning around and steeping in it with your right foot. Crazy he’s even being thought of.

  8. This is mindblowing in its stupidity. If Saleh is dumb enough to hire Nate Hatchet..than he won’t last 2 more years with the Jets.

  9. bjesuss says:
    January 18, 2023 at 1:21 pm
    Some guys are not HC material. He did have the number one offense in Green Bay.

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    Oh Busty! Zach Wilson.

    lol!

  10. Oh, Rusty, clearly you didn’t realize that he was not being interviewed for the HC job.
    ______________
    I knew it was him.

  11. williamshatnerstoupee says:
    January 18, 2023 at 2:59 pm

    I knew it was him.

    _______________________
    You can tell with how obsessed he is with the Jets. Ever since he was permanently banned from all Pats forums, he has to take what he can get, commenting on any and every article that mentions the Jets. What a life.

  12. bjesuss says:
    January 18, 2023 at 3:36 pm
    williamshatnerstoupee says:
    January 18, 2023 at 2:59 pm

    I knew it was him.

    _______________________
    You can tell with how obsessed he is with the Jets. Ever since he was permanently banned from all Pats forums, he has to take what he can get, commenting on any and every article that mentions the Jets. What a life.
    ________________
    Psychological issues.

  13. During the time of the year where ever team is focused on building hype for next season, I cannot wait to see how the media could possibly spin a signing like this to be exciting for the Jets.

  14. He’s not even a good OC. When he’s riding coattails, OK. But actually running an offense?

  15. It’s all so they can trade for Rodgers which will make most of us Packer fans very happy.

  16. I was so happy when the Jets fired his father..the real difference makers are the great o line coaches like Callahan..if the line in

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