Since Week 1, the Denver Broncos rookie head coach Nathaniel Hackett seems to have looked outmatched.
In the Broncos’ first game of the year in Seattle, Hackett opted to waste the clock to try a 64-yard field goal, rather than get a 4th-and-5 with newly traded-for-and-signed Russell Wilson. Hackett acknowledged that he made a mistake on the field goal.
Hackett’s clock mismanagement was also the reason Hackett was booed by his home fans.
ESPN reported that Hackett’s future is in jeopardy with the Broncos going through a difficult time. This was based on Sunday’s match against the 2-5 Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Broncos average 14.3 points per match, which is the lowest in the NFL. They have scored more than 20 times.
Denver is also 23rd in yards played (328.6) and 20th in passing yards per match (219.1) respectively. They are tied for the lowest number of passing touchdowns with the Pittsburgh Steelers or Chicago Bears.
These numbers are amazing because the team gave two firsts and two seconds to a fifth quarterback Drew Lock and tight end, Noah Fant, to Wilson to Seattle. Seattle is currently 4-3 and is in first place in an NFC West stacked. The team signed Wilson to a five-year extension in Denver worth $245million, with $165million guaranteed.
Hackett had hired Jerry Rosburg, the former assistant head coach of the Baltimore Ravens, as his senior assistant in September to assist him with game decisions. Rosburg previously worked for John Harbaugh between 2008 and 2018, which included their Super Bowl XLVII title.
Since 2015, when the Broncos won Super Bowl L in Peyton Manning’s last NFL game, the Broncos have never made it to the playoffs.