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Reports: Nathaniel Hackett to be Packers offensive coordinator

Posted: 5:24 PM, Jan 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-14 18:42:53-05
Reports: Nathaniel Hackett to be Packers offensive coordinator

Packers head coach Matt LaFleur has found his offensive coordinator. Former Jacksonville offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett reportedly will join LaFleur's remodeled offensive staff in Green Bay.

Hackett, a 16-year coaching veteran, boasts 10 season in the NFL. He was the Bills' OC from 2013-2014 and for the Jaguars from 2016-2018. He was fired 11 games into the 2018 campaign, when the Jags started 3-8, finishing 1-5 without him.

In 2017, however, Hackett led one of the NFL's best offenses, with Jacksonville finishing sixth in yardage, fifth in points and first on the ground.

In Green Bay, Hackett will go from coordinating an offense led by Blake Bortles to Aaron Rodgers. LaFleur, however, has said he will be calling offensive plays for Green Bay in 2019.

Rapoport previously reported Hackett interviewed with the Packers for "a top offensive job." He also previously interviewed for the Lions' offensive coordinator opening.