The Chicago Bears contacted at least 12 general managers and nine coaching candidates for interviews. As they go through this process, we look at each of the potential clients.
Nathaniel Hackett was scheduled to interview for the head coach position on Saturday.
<знак класса="hl_orange">Nathaniel Hackett
Title: Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator
Hackett has eight seasons of NFL experience as a coordinator with the Buffalo Bills (2013–2014), Jacksonville Jaguars (2016–2018), and Packers (2019–present). He also spent three seasons as a offensive assistant with Syracuse under Doug Marrone. Hackett’s early days in the NFL included serving as offensive quality coach under Dick Juron for two seasons with the Bills and in the same role under John Gruden for two more seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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Since Hackett joined Matt LeFleur’s team in Green Bay in 2019, the Packers have gone 39-10 in the regular season and played in the last two games of the NFC Championship, with a possible third this month. While Lefleur is a Packers player and Rodgers is in line for his fourth league MVP award, Hackett’s impact on events cannot be underestimated. “I would hate to lose him,” Rodgers said earlier this season. “But I feel like he would be a fantastic head coach.” Over the past two seasons, the Packers offense has averaged 376.9 yards and 29.1 points per game. (During that time, the Bears averaged 319 yards and 20.7 points.)
Hackett is known as a super organized leader with an energetic coaching style who gets along with the players both on the field and especially in the conference rooms. He has a knack for seeing the game through the eyes of a quarterback, but the teaching is paired with creativity and a charisma that resonates. Hackett’s father was a longtime NFL assistant coach who got his teeth in the mid-1980s with the San Francisco 49ers under Bill Walsh.
What was said
“He has been in the game for a long time. What he did in Jacksonville (in 2017) I think was pure magic, taking them to the Super Bowl quarter. He is an excellent coach. I love spending time with him. He is a fantastic teacher. He’s incredible in front of the audience.” – Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers on The Pat McAfee Show this week.