With QB Aaron Rodgers not likely to stick around another season, the news that Nathaniel Hackett is taking his talent to Denver pretty much seals it that the magic of the 2021 offense is not likely to be repeated next season.
OFFICIAL: We’ve agreed to terms with Nathaniel Hackett to be our next head coach. 😎
Hackett was hired by the Packers in 2019 after losing his Jaguars gig where he had to work with Blake Bortles. Hackett was the scapegoat for the Jaguars’ woes and the Packers made a great hire along with their new coach at the time, Matt LaFleur.
Facing a lot of salary cap pressure, the Packers will need to make some tough decisions to move forward. Losing Hackett is obviously not something the team needed on top of that.
There is some talk of Rodgers following Hackett to the Broncos, but nothing substantial…
Is Aaron Rodgers going to Denver with Nathaniel Hackett? https://t.co/Dw1YTWizIx
Here is @AaronRodgers12’s full answer — on Nov. 11, 2020 — about Nathaniel Hackett when asked (in a typically long-winded way 😉) about then-#Packers offensive coordinator and now the new head coach of the Denver @Broncos.
The smirk at the end … pic.twitter.com/FJu5HlDeNn
Rodgers has promised recently that his decision about next season will be made soon after the current season ends — this is unlike a lot of the uncertainty in the past offseason. It would be reasonable to think that we will know what Rodgers is planning for next season by the end of February.