Ian Rapoport and Peter Schrager are reporting that the Falcons are interviewing Packers OC Nathaniel Hackett for their head-coaching vacancy on Thursday.
Here’s the updated list of candidates for the Falcons’ job:
- Falcons interim HC Raheem Morris (Interviewed)
- Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy (Scheduled)
- Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith (Requested)
- 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh (Scheduled)
- Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady (Interviewed)
- Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles (Scheduled)
- Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett (Scheduled)
Jason La Canfora reported a few months ago that Hackett was someone to watch for the Falcons’ job.
Hackett, 40, began his NFL coaching career with the Buccaneers back in 2006 as an offensive quality control coach. After two years in Tampa Bay, the Bills hired him for the same position.
Hackett later became the QB/TEs coach at Syracuse and worked his way up to offensive coordinator a year later. After Doug Marrone was hired as the Bills’ head coach, Hackett returned to Buffalo as the team’s offensive coordinator.
Hackett followed Marrone to the Jaguars and served as their offensive coordinator for three seasons before being fired. He joined the Packers in 2019.