By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Denver Broncos have hired Nathaniel Hackett as their new head coach. He replaces Vic Fangio, who was fired at the end of the season.
This will be Hackett’s first head coaching opportunity. Denver reportedly hired Hackett before he could have an interview with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
He was on a jet to Denver on Monday of this week to do a second interview with GM George Paton. This was two days after the Green Bay Packers were defeated by the San Francisco 49ers in the Divisional Round of the playoffs.
This is the first time in several hires that the team has elected to go with an offensive mind. Their previous two hires as head coach were defensive minds in Vance Joseph and Fangio.
Since 2019, he had been the Packers offensive coordinator. He has had a great working relationship with Aaron Rodgers.
There will be speculation that the Broncos may acquire Rodgers in the off-season with this move. Rodgers said after the season that he does not want to take part in a rebuild.
Before being hired by the Packers, Hackett was with the Jaguars from 2015 through 2018. He was first their quarterbacks’ coach before becoming their offensive coordinator.
Hackett also served as the Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator.
Before joining the NFL with Doug Marrone, he was Marrone’s offensive coordinator, quarterbacks, and tight ends coach with the Syracuse Orange. He also spent one season in 2010 as the Orange’s passing game coordinator, quarterbacks, and tight ends coach.
From 2003 through 2005, he worked for UC Davis Aggies and the Stanford Cardinal. He then joined the NFL in 2006 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
He also worked for the Bills from 2008 and 2009 before joining the Orange in 2010.
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