Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett interviewed virtually for the Atlanta Falcons vacant head-coaching job on Thursday.
Hackett overseas a Packers offense that ranked 3rd overall, tied for first in scoring, second in third-down efficiency and first in red-zone offense.
Packers coach Matt LaFleur was excited for his offensive coordinator when speaking with reporters during a zoom call on Thursday.
“I think he’s earned it, LaFleur said. “I think he’d do a helluva job. Just everything that he’s added, the value that he’s brought here, it’s hard to quantify that. And he does a great job with our entire offense, a great job with leading our offensive staff and so I’m excited for him to get his opportunity.”
“I have a lot of confidence that there’s no doubt he’s fully capable of doing a great job and somebody would be lucky to have a guy like him.”
The Falcons are looking to hire both a head coach and a new general manager.