New Jets WR makes strong statement about Nathaniel Hackett
Wide receiver Allen Lazard, who spent the last five years with the Green Bay Packers, is now a member of the New York Jets, possibly as a precursor to a trade with Aaron Rodgers.
The Jets also hired Nathaniel Hackett, who spent most of last season as Denver Broncos head coach, to be their new offensive coordinator.
Lazard said Hackett was “the best teacher I ever had in my life” during the three seasons the former served as the Packers’ offensive coordinator.
Jets’ Allen Lazard calls Nathaniel Hackett “The best teacher I’ve ever had in my life” https://t.co/TwG2sdms0B
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The comment may come as a surprise, given how disastrous Hackett’s short tenure in charge of the Broncos has been.
With future Hall of Fame quarterback Russell Wilson on board, many expected them to be in contention for a spot in the Super Bowl, but instead those expectations dissolved into a gaming cesspool. very mediocre.
Denver committed one of the worst offenses in recent memory in 2022, and it failed to reach the 20-point mark 11 times.
This ineptitude led to Hackett getting fired late in the season.
It could be, however, that even though he is a terrible head coach, he will continue to thrive as an OC, just like he did in Green Bay when the Packers reached the NFC Championship Game in 2020. and 2021 under his direction.
Assuming the Jets land Rodgers, they’ll have a very entrenched roster next season, although there will still be a few questions.
The bigger question would be whether Rodgers will regain his form at 39 after his production dipped somewhat in 2022.
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