Jets hire ex-Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett to be offensive coordinator – The Denver Post


The Jets have settled on the coach they hope can get their offense to take flight.

Gang Green has hired former Denver Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett as offensive coordinator.

The Jets have scheduled a noon press conference Thursday with head coach Robert Saleh.

The team ‘parted ways’ with Mike LaFleur after the Jets lost six straight games to end the season in large part because the offense completely lost its way. The Jets failed to find the end zone in their last three games and finished 29th in the NFL in points per game (17.4).

Hackett was fired by the Broncos after just 15 games in his rookie season as an NFL head coach. The 43-year-old, with Russell Wilson at quarterback, had a brutal season from the start and the Broncos finally pulled the plug on Hackett in late December with the team holding a 4-11 record.

But Saleh and Hackett have a history together, and Hackett has a proven track record as an offensive coordinator with the Green Bay Packers, Jacksonville Jaguars and the Buffalo Bills.

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