Denver Broncos hiring Nathaniel Hackett as new head coach

Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett talks with quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) before their game against the Oakland Raiders Sunday, October 21, 2019 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis.MARK HOFFMAN/MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL Packers21 1 Hoffman

The Denver Broncos are hiring Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett as their next head coach, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero first reported Thursday morning.

Hackett was scheduled to take a second interview with the Jaguars on Thursday, but Denver finalized an agreement before he could get to Jacksonville.

Hackett, 42, has spent 14 years in the NFL and has eight years of experience as an NFL offensive coordinator. He served as the Jaguars' offensive coordinator from 2016 to 2018, memorably leading the side to a 12th-place finish in expected points added (EPA) per play and an appearance in the AFC Championship Game in 2017. He's spent the last three seasons as the Packers' offensive coordinator.

Nathaniel Hackett offenses: EPA per play and rank among 32 teams
Season Team EPA/play Rank
2021 GB 0.097 2nd of 32
2020 GB 0.194 1st of 32
2019 GB 0.035 8th of 32
2018 JAX -0.158 29th of 32
2017 JAX -0.008 12th of 32
2016 JAX -0.067 25th of 32
2014 BUF -0.089 27th of 32
2013 BUF -0.093 25th of 32

There are now eight head-coaching openings remaining in the NFL: Saints, Jaguars, Texans, Bears, Giants, Dolphins, Raiders and Vikings.


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