Former Syracuse Coach Will Be the New Head Denver Bronco
The new coach of the Broncos may already have plenty of orange in his closet. As reported on Thursday by ESPN, Denver is working to finalize a deal to hire Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett as their new head coach. The Broncos have had five consecutive losing seasons. The last three had been orchestrated under former head coach Vic Fangio, who was fired in early January. Now Denver is hoping that the former Syracuse assistant coach can help bring that franchise back to the Super Bowl.
According to the Associated Press, the person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the deal was still in the works and the team hasn’t made an announcement. Hackett was an assistant coach at Syracuse under Doug Marrone for three seasons 2010-2012. The final two seasons at Syracuse were served as the offensive coordinator. The Orange won the Pinstripe Bowl in 2010 and 2012 before Doug Marrone left to coach the Buffalo Bills.
Hackett followed Marrone to Buffalo, and then to Jacksonville when they reached the AFC Championship game in the 2017-18 season. Jacksonville fired Hackett after the 2019 season. He gathered his things and two months later headed to great success as the offensive coordinator in Green Bay.
The hiring of Hackett brings with it the speculation that the Broncos would also like to bring Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers to Denver. Broncos fans are already dreaming of free agent star receiver Davante Adams in orange. Nathaniel Hackett had success while wearing orange in Syracuse, it will be interesting to see how he does in Denver.