Former Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett already lands new NFL job

Jan 26, 2023, 9:39 AM | Updated: 10:26 am

That didn’t take long.

Exactly one month after the Broncos fired Nathaniel Hackett following his miserable 4-11 stint in Denver, the former head coach has a new gig.

Hackett will be the next offensive coordinator of the New York Jets.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the Jets interviewed more than 15 candidates for the job before settling on Hackett. The Broncos may have jumped the gun on hiring the former Packers OC due to his connections with QB Aaron Rodgers, and now New York could be doing the same. Multiple rumors have already linked Rodgers and the Jets this offseason.

But the idea that Hackett could help lure the former MVP to Denver proved costly. Not only did Rodgers return to Green Bay, but the Broncos pivoted to Russell Wilson. Hackett and the ex-Seahawks star could never get on the same page, operating one of the worst offenses ever in the NFL.

It culminated with a 51-14 debacle in Los Angeles on Christmas Day, costing Hackett his job. He’s one of the quickest first-time coaches fired in the history of the league.

The Broncos are still looking for their 20th head coach, the man who will ultimately replace Hackett and interim HC Jerry Rosburg. Rosburg’s fate remains uncertain, but he won’t return as the top man in charge.

(Update 10:26 a.m.) –

The spin is already out in full force regarding Hackett, both from NFL media and current Jets head coach Robert Saleh…

Wow. Broncos fans would have a slightly different point of view.



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