Packers Officially tab Hackett to OC Role
The Packers officially announced the hiring of Nathaniel Hackett as their new offensive coordinator Wednesday. Hackett spent most of the last four seasons with the Jaguars as quarterbacks coach (2015-16) and then as offensive coordinator before he was fired in November after Jacksonville lost its seventh consecutive game.
Hackett’s disappointing season in Jacksonville came one year after the Jaguars finished in the top 10 in the NFL in points per game (26.1), yards per game (365.9), rushing yards per game (NFL-best 141.4), sacks allowed (franchise-low 24) and average time of possession (31:47). Jacksonville reached the AFC title game that year and expectations were high coming into this season. Hackett also was offensive coordinator for Buffalo from 2013-14 after three years at Syracuse. He replaces Joe Philbin as the offensive coordinator in Green Bay.