It was clear that the New York Jets were in need of a new offensive coordinator heading into the offseason, but it’s safe to say that fans aren’t too happy with the choice the team made.
Jets are hiring former Broncos HC Nathaniel Hackett as their OC, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 26, 2023
“Jets are hiring former Broncos HC Nathaniel Hackett as their OC, per source,” Schefter said in a tweet on Thursday morning.
Hackett, of course, was the head coach of the Broncos this season before he was ultimately fired toward the end of the year. Under his leadership, the Broncos had the worst scoring offense in the entire NFL, and star quarterback Russell Wilson had what was by far the worst season of his entire career.
All in all, it’s pretty safe to say that this was not a popular choice by the Jets, and the NFL world certainly had plenty to say about it on Twitter.
Nathaniel Hackett is going to build a whole career off of teams hiring him in hopes of getting Aaron Rodgers only to realize that Aaron Rodgers isn't going to sign with any of the teams that bring in Hackett https://t.co/mSeeY2qoFj
— Rodger Sherman (@rodger) January 26, 2023
Broncos country officially riding forever, folks https://t.co/ql9nxba0EK
— Patrick Daugherty (@RotoPat) January 26, 2023
— Roy Bellamy (@roybelly) January 26, 2023
— Play Like A Jet (@Playlikeajet1) January 26, 2023
finishing 29th in scoring offense then hiring the architect of the 32nd-ranked scoring offense to fix things is as Jets as it gets. https://t.co/T0Ih7h6sQ0
— Josh Vitale (@JoshVitale) January 26, 2023
Of course, many Jets fans are undoubtedly hoping that hiring Hackett as the team’s offensive coordinator will make it more likely that star quarterback Aaron Rodgers would consider joining the roster. But if that doesn’t happen, this seems like a pretty uninspiring move.