Nathaniel Hackett has been hired as offensive coordinator for the New York Jets, his third team this past calendar year, and has sparked speculation that the move was partly due to It was an attempt to lure Aaron Rodgers to New York.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter did an excellent provocative job shortly after the news broke Thursday morning that Hackett was going to the Jets. The NFL insider tweeted: “Sports talk radio present for the next few days: New Jets OC Nathaniel Hackett has a lot of friends in the Packers, for whatever value.”
Before accepting the head coaching job with the Denver Broncos, Hackett was Green Bay’s offensive coordinator but was fired after the Broncos went 4-11 and signed quarterback Russell Wilson to a onerous contract .
As the Packers’ offensive coordinator from 2019 to 2021, Aaron Rodgers and Co. lead the NFL in scoring in 2020 and have a top-10 passing offense in 2020 and 2021. Green Bay won 13 games in each of those seasons and reached the conference championship game in 2019 and 2020.
what is this Rogers told the Washington Post After Hackett left Green Bay for Denver last offseason: “Losing Nathaniel is bittersweet because I love him like a brother,” Rodgers said. “He’s an amazing guy.”
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Rodgers’ future really is in the hands of the Packers. He’s not a free agent, and the Packers control his rights and have the option to keep him. But Rodgers made it clear he would rather retire than be involved in rebuilding.
“If there’s a rebuild in the future, I won’t be a part of it,” Rodgers said The Pat McAfee Show,” Later added: “There’s no point in coming back and playing unless you think you can win everything.”
Schefter previously reported that the Packers are unlikely to trade Rodgers within the NFC.
“I don’t think the Packers are going to trade him in the NFC, if they go ahead and trade him, it’s going to be the AFC,” Schefter said.