Packers’ New Receivers Coach is Jim Hostler
The Green Bay Packers have a new receivers coach. He is Jim Hostler and he comes over from the Indianapolis Colts, where he spent the past three years.
— Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) January 6, 2018
Hostler was the Colts’ receivers coach in 2015 and spent the last two years coaching tight ends. He worked under Packers’ coach Mike McCarthy in New Orleans and San Francisco. That isn’t the only McCarthy connection, however. Like the head coach, Hostler is from Pittsburgh.
The receivers coach position became open when Luke Getsy left to become the offensive coordinator at Mississippi State.
The Packers tried to get Edgar Bennett to take the job. However, he wasn’t happy after being stripped of his role as offensive coordinator. Bennett had been on the Packers’ coaching staff since 2001. He served as receivers coach from 2011-14, then spent the last three season as offensive coordinator.
Bennett reportedly turned down the receivers coach job and will look for opportunities elsewhere.
The Colts fired their head coach, Chuck Pagano, on Sunday.