The Green Bay Packers made an improbable late-season run to put themselves back into playoff contention, but ultimately they fell just short with a loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday night. Even though the team did show some improvement down the stretch, there is still room for some changes, particularly on the offensive side of the ball. And after the conclusion of the 2022 NFL season, head coach Matt LaFleur is teasing one of those potential changes.
According to Green Bay Packers beat reporter Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, LaFleur is considering handing over play-calling duties to someone else has “entertained” the idea of bringing back former offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, who was recently fired as the head coach of the Denver Broncos.
LaFleur said he has entertained bringing back Nathaniel Hackett. Said he talked to him after he got fired by the #Broncos but Hackett needed some family time before deciding his future. Said it "has crossed his mind" about handing over play calling to someone else.
— Tom Silverstein (@TomSilverstein) January 9, 2023
“LaFleur said he has entertained bringing back Nathaniel Hackett. Said he talked to him after he got fired by the #Broncos but Hackett needed some family time before deciding his future. Said it ‘has crossed his mind’ about handing over play calling to someone else,” Silverstein said in a Tweet.
While Hackett did have success with the Packers, the Denver Broncos had the worst scoring offense in the entire NFL this season under his leadership. So if he did decide to bring Hackett back to run the offense, it would likely be hit with plenty of criticism.