Just a few days removed from the 2022 NFL regular season being completed, Nathaniel Hackett was seen interviewing for a new role.
Hackett was hired as the Denver Broncos new head coach to start the season but was let go from his post before the season was over.
The New York Jets are currently meeting with former Denver Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett for their offensive coordinator position, per sources.
— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) January 18, 2023
Despite his shortcomings as a head coach, the New York Jets are likely judging his time as an offensive coordinator for the Green Bay Packers, where he found more success.
In his tenure with the Packers, their offense averaged 26.9 points per game.
To put that number into perspective, the Jets’ best offensive season in the last ten years was in 2015, where they averaged 24.2 points per game.
Hackett has definite skill as an offensive coordinator and would be a fantastic fit within the Jets organization.
They do have a quarterback problem, however, and will need to solve those woes in the offseason.
The Jets’ former number two overall draft pick, Zach Wilson, has not performed up to par at this point, and their two backups, Joe Flacco and Mike White, did not exactly instill confidence as future difference-makers for the organization as well.
Whether the Jets decide to improve the position via free agency or via the draft remains to be seen.
Whoever ends up as the Jets’ OC will likely need to work with a new quarterback, which, again, is why Hackett would be a good fit.
He worked with a future Hall-of-Famer in Aaron Rodgers and could provide invaluable experience to an organization’s new quarterback.