Aaron Rodgers is coming back from injury and the Denver Broncos are beginning to look like a prime landing spot. Many NFL teams will be looking for a quarterback this offseason, so here’s what we know about the candidates that may soon become his next teammates.
The “new nfl head coaches 2021” is a rumor that has been fueled by the Denver Broncos. Aaron Rodgers, the quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, heaped praise on both Nathaniel Hackett and Luke Getsy.
Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers management seem to have found a way to work together after a tumultuous summer. The quarterback and the team as a whole enjoyed a fantastic season, fuelling speculation that the recently disgruntled quarterback would be willing to remain in 2022. The Denver Broncos, on the other hand, are interviewing Packers offensive coordinators Nathaniel Hackett and Luke Getsy, leading to rumors that the AFC West club is already courting Rodgers.
Assistant coaches Nathaniel Hackett and Luke Getsy of the Green Bay Packers are being interviewed for open head coaching vacancies.
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One coach (Jon Gruden) resigned and one was fired during the 2021 NFL season (Urban Meyer). During the week after the last regular-season games, six coaches were given pink slips (Mike Zimmer, Matt Nagy, Vic Fangio, Joe Judge, David Culley, and Brian Flores).
The offseason head coaching carousel is already in full swing, and clubs are interviewing candidates for available vacancies.
Coaches from the most successful teams frequently get the most attention, since terrible teams want to be more like good ones. As a result, it’s no surprise that two Green Bay Packers offensive coordinators are being scouted by clubs without a head coach.
Offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett is one of these coaches.
Nathaniel Hackett is the son of Paul Hackett, a former NFL offensive coordinator (and former Pitt and USC head coach). While his father was the quarterbacks coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the younger Hackett began his NFL coaching career as a quality control assistant.
Nathaniel rose through the ranks of the NFL, serving as offensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars following a few years at Syracuse University. He’s been Matt LaFleur’s leading offensive coach in Green Bay for the previous three seasons.
Before becoming a coach, Luke Getsy was a record-setting quarterback at Akron. Since 2009, he’s alternated between college and the NFL, most recently as Mississippi State’s offensive coordinator in 2017.
He returned to Green Bay in 2019 after serving as a quality control assistant and wide receivers coach from 2014 to 2016. In his second season, he was named quarterbacks coach, and in 2020, he was promoted to passing game coordinator.
The Denver Broncos, Chicago Bears, and Jacksonville Jaguars have all interviewed Nathaniel Hackett this coaching cycle, while the Broncos have interviewed Getsy.
Aaron Rodgers praised his offensive coordinators.
As Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers prepare to relax and watch Super Wild Card Weekend on TV, courtesy to their first-round bye, the quarterback joined Pat McAfee and his old teammate A.J. Hawk on the Pat McAfee Show, as he does every Tuesday.
Hawk inquired about Rodgers’ feelings regarding his coaches being interviewed for new jobs. “I’m extremely thrilled for these guys,” the quarterback told the former linebacker. He then went on to give Nathaniel Hackett, his offensive coordinator, a great recommendation:
I’m ecstatic for Nathaniel. To be honest, I believe this is a bit late. I believe he’s been in the game for quite some time. It was sheer magic what he performed in Jacksonville. It was great to get them within a quarter of the Super Bowl. He’s a fantastic coach. Spending time with him is one of my favorite things to do. He’s an excellent educator. He’s fantastic in front of the camera, and I’m thrilled for him.
Nathaniel Hackett, according to Aaron Rodgers
Rodgers praised his young passing game coordinator as well:
As well as Luke Getsy. He’s approximately a month younger than me, so this is a fantastic chance for him. But he’s been in the game for quite some time. He worked in the quarterback’s and receiver’s rooms, then went to college and served as the SEC’s offensive coordinator before returning. He’s been a great coach in our room for the last three years. He’s an excellent gaming instructor. I’m also thrilled for him.
Luke Getsy vs. Aaron Rodgers
It’s great news for Packers fans to learn that Rodgers loves and respects Hackett and Getsy. The issue now is whether Rodgers’ sentiments for Hackett or Getsy are so strong that he would follow them to a new club.
Will you be able to obtain Rodgers by employing Hackett or Getsy?
Aaron Rodgers with Luke Getsy | Photo by John Fisher/Getty Images
Both Nathaniel Hackett and Luke Getsy are deserving of a chance to coach in the NFL. Getsy is a young phenom who learnt at the feet of a young phenom (Matt LaFleur), who learned at the feet of a young phenom (Hackett) who learned at the feet of a young phenom (Hackett) who learned at the feet of a young phenom (Hackett) who learned at the feet of a young phenom (Hackett) (Sean McVay).
Despite their credentials, Hackett and Getsy may have one advantage that other coaches lack. If Aaron Rodgers reiterates his desire to leave the Green Bay Packers this summer, a club led by Hackett or Getsy would have an advantage over the rest of the league.
A.J. Hawk, a former Packer, believes this is the case.
When questioned about Hackett and Getsy, the former Ohio State Buckeye asked Rodgers if he believes the pair’s interviews are “trying to pave the route to bring you to Denver.”
While Rodgers evaded the topic, he instead to concentrate on his admiration for the coaches.
If Hackett or Getsy are hired, anticipate a slew of new concerns to be raised about Rodgers’ major offseason decision, particularly in regards to his apparent ties to the Denver Broncos.
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