The Denver Broncos hired Green Bay’s Offensive Coordinator, Nathaniel Hackett, as their head coach. Under former coach Vic Fangio, the Broncos’ defense remained one of the best in the NFL, but the offense couldn’t get off the ground due to inconsistent quarterback play. So, Hackett’s addition will help balance the offense regardless of their QB.
Aaron Rodgers has always talked highly of the Packers OC. The Packers’ star QB said he’s not interested in being part of a rebuild if he continues to stay in Green Bay. With Hackett going to Denver, there are rumors that Rodgers might follow in his footsteps and consider playing for the Broncos.
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“There’s nobody in the building that brings me more joy than Nathaniel Hackett”, Rodgers said in an interview back in November 2020. “He’s become such a close confidant and friend besides a fantastic coach. And I just really really can’t express enough how important he is to our team in so many ways.”
The 38-year old QB shares a special bond with Hackett. Rodgers even made a personal phone call to the Atlanta Falcons’ front office when Hackett had an interview with them for the head coach position and assured the Falcons that they would be lucky to have him.
“He’s got a great mind”: Aaron Rodgers showers praises on Nathaniel Hackett
“He’s incredible in front of a room. He brings a lot of great energy that’s really important to not just meetings that can sometimes without the energy he infuses maybe get long at times. Never feels that way with him in front of the room,” Rodgers said continuing his praises for Hackett. “Hack has really embraced the idea of celebration together as well. Which I think is such a vital part of us coming together and being a close-knit group. I think he’s got a great mind.”
Analyst Peter Schrager thinks other than Nathaniel Hackett’s offensive mind, the Broncos hired him so that it would attract Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams. If Rodgers decides to part ways with the Packers, Denver is the perfect place for him to land.
“Hack has been a really important part of our culture change and part of our success on offense. I love him. Hope he doesn’t go anywhere unless I do,” Rodgers said with a smirk. Since Rodgers holds Hackett in such high regard it might be possible for Rodgers to play for Denver if things don’t work out with Green Bay.