The New York Jets' expansive search for a new offensive coordinator will now reportedly include former Denver Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett, according to ESPN's Dianna Russini.
Hackett was fired 15 games into his tenure at the helm of the Broncos following a rough season that included a downtrodden offense, multiple decision-making miscues and a 4-11 record. Despite his failures in Denver, Hackett does have experience in a coordinator role. He spent three seasons as the offensive coordinator for the Green Bay Packers, four with the Jacksonville Jaguars (one of which as quarterbacks coach) and two with the Buffalo Bills.
Jets head coach Robert Saleh overlapped with Hackett when both were on Jaguars' coaching staff in 2016. Saleh was the team's linebackers coach while Hackett was the quarterbacks coach before being promoted to offensive coordinator after Gus Bradley was fired.
The Jets have reached out to a lot of offensive coaches for their open coordinator role after the team parted ways with Mike LaFleur last week. New York has already talked to at least five other candidates: former Indianapolis Colts OC Marcus Brady, Miami Dolphins quarterbacks coach Darrell Bevell, New England Patriots tight ends coach Nick Caley, Philadephia Eagles quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson and Eagles passing game coordinator Kevin Patullo.