The Jets are interviewing former Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett for the team’s offensive coordinator vacancy, according to Dianna Russini.
The Jets fired Mike LaFleur last week and now could potentially replace him arguably the worst hire in recent NFL history.
Hackett was fired as the Broncos head coach after the team started 3-8 with one of the league’s most uninspiring offenses in recent memory.
The 43-year-old’s resume remarkably isn’t all that bad. He spent three seasons as the offensive coordinator for the Green Bay Packers and four with the Jacksonville Jaguars, leading Blake Bortles to the AFC Championship.
Regardless, it’s hard to imagine he could revive Zach Wilson’s career after epically failing with Russell Wilson.
The Jets have reportedly talk 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, Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson and Eagles passing game coordinator Kevin Patullo.
Regardless, with Gang Green’s stock rising, Robert Saleh and the team can ill afford to miss on its offensive coordinator.