Good morning, Chargers fans!
The first head coach domino of the offseason has fallen as the Broncos are reportedly hiring Packer offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett to lead their team into the future. Hackett.
From 2016-2018, Hackett called plays for the Blake Bortles and the Jaguars, including providing an instrumental effort in helping Jacksonville make the AFC Championship Game against the Patriots in 2017.
Hackett will inherit a young roster with over $50 million in cap space this offseason. He’ll still have his hands full with a Broncos team that’s currently on a streak of five-straight seasons with a losing record.
Does this mean there’s a legitimate chance of Aaron Rodgers finding his way to the AFC West? I certainly hope not. But crazier things have happened in the NFL, right?
And now for today’s links.
Mock draft tracker 1.0 (Chargers.com)
Three takeaways from Austin Ekeler’s 20-touchdown season (Chargers.com)
Ranking Brandon Staley and every other head coach after the 2021 season (Bolt Beat)
Rob Gronkowski says he’d retire if he had to give an answer right now (ESPN)
Ranking Aaron Rodgers’ likely landing spots in 2022 (CBS Sports)
Four teams that will reverse their losing records in 2022 (NFL.com)
Five takeaways from the first NFLPA Collegiate Bowl practice (NFL.com)
The Colts are parting ways with DL coach Brian Baker (Pro Football Talk)