The Green Bay Packers have made their decision at offensive coordinator.
New head coach Matt LaFleur continues to put together his coaching staff, and the Green Bay Packers are reportedly hiring Nathaniel Hackett to be the offensive coordinator, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Hackett makes the move from the Jacksonville Jaguars, where he has been offensive coordinator since 2016.
LaFleur and Hackett will be trying to fix an offense run by Mike McCarthy and Joe Philbin in 2018.
So what does this hire mean for the Packers?
Peter Bukowski of SB Nation believes it’s great news for the run game:
And that is great news. The Packers will always have a strong passing offense while Aaron Rodgers is on the field, but Aaron Jones makes big plays just about every time he’s on the field. McCarthy didn’t give him enough opportunities this season, and that needs to change in LaFleur’s offense.
LaFleur’s coaching staff is beginning to take shape.
He made the decision to retain defensive coordinator Mike Pettine, defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery and tight ends coach Brian Angelichio, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.
But the changes continue on offense with Hackett being hired. One has to assume Joe Philbin won’t return to Green Bay this offseason.
LaFleur still has work to do as he finishes putting together his staff, but outside of losing Campen it’s hard not to like how it is looking so far.
It was important to keep Mike Pettine at defensive coordinator, and an offense run by LaFleur and Hackett could be a lot of fun.
What are your thoughts on the coaching changes made by the Packers so far this offseason?