Former Broncos coach Nathaniel Hackett hired by Jets

Jan. 26—Nathaniel Hackett has found a new home.

The former Broncos coach has been hired by the Jets as their offensive coordinator, according to NFL Network. Hackett was previously the coach of the Broncos before he was fired Dec. 26, going 4-11 in only 15 games.

Hackett was hired by the Broncos Jan. 27, 2022, but didn't last a year after a litany of issues from poor game management to a historically bad offense to losing control of the team. Still, Hackett is well-respected as an offensive play-caller around the NFL, previously serving as the offensive coordinator for the Bills, Jaguars and Packers.

Meanwhile, the Broncos are still searching for their next head coach and another one of their candidates dropped out of the race Thursday. Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn informed teams he's staying in Dallas, despite him being a top candidate in Denver and Arizona. Though, many believe 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans is Denver's top target.