The second of Matt LaFleur’s biggest staff hires has now reportedly been made. Green Bay will hire former Jaguars offensive coordinator Nathan Hackett to the same position.
The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport was the first to report the decision to bring in Hackett on Monday evening.
Former #Jaguars OC Nathaniel Hackett is headed to Green Bay, as the #Packers are hiring him as their new offensive coordinator, source said. He’ll absolutely challenge and engage Aaron Rodgers.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 14, 2019
Hackett’s career has largely followed that of Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone up to this point, especially in the NFL. Hackett was Marrone’s offensive coordinator with Syracuse between 2011-12, and followed him to the NFL and the Buffalo Bills.
Following Marrone’s firing in Buffalo, Hackett followed him to Jacksonville. After starting out as a quarterbacks coach with the Jags, Hackett moved to the offensive coordinator in 2016.
Hackett was part of the Jaguars staff that reached the AFC Championship Game last season, but was fired this past November after a 3-8 start.
New Packers head coach Matt LaFleur reportedly interviewed only Hackett and Todd Monken for the offensive coordinator position. Monken has since been hired by the Cleveland Browns for the same job.