Nathaniel Hackett served as the Jaguars offensive coordinator for just under two full seasons before being fired by the team on Monday.
While Hackett was part of an offensive renaissance of sorts for the Jaguars in 2017, he was also one of the main culprits in the demise of the Jaguars offensive system in 2018. The Jaguars are averaging less than 18 points per game this season.
Hackett had the misfortune of a massive injury wave on the offensive side of the ball this year and also had to try to squeeze production out of a failing QB in Blake Bortles. But make no mistake about it, Nathaniel Hackett did not do a good enough job this year or in the AFC Championship last year. His vanilla, predictable play calling late in games has cost the Jaguars on several occasions.
If Hackett had a good QB running his system who knows what would have happened this year, but unfortunately for Hackett and the Jaguars that simply wasn't the case. Bortles has now cost three offensive coordinators jobs since he has been the Jaguars QB.
This had to be a tough move for Marrone to make. Hackett and Marrone have worked together in Jacksonville and Buffalo, in Marrone's previous NFL head coaching stint and are close friends.
It's not yet clear who will take over the play calling duties for the remainder of the season, or if any moves are soon to follow.
Stay tuned for more!
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