If the Denver Broncos hire the right head coach, Aaron Rodgers could be heading their way.
The process of getting this done will be complex, but the Denver Broncos may end up with a motivated Aaron Rodgers team if they hire the right coach to replace Vic Fangio.
Denver has struggled to draft quarterbacks. Peyton Manning was signed by the Broncos in 2012 in high-profile, free agency. This was their most successful run since John Elway. Denver now faces its most crucial offseason in a decade. They need to find the right head coach. The Broncos must improve their quarterback play. Perhaps they could do both.
Nathaniel Hackett from Green Bay Packers is one candidate to fill the Broncos’ offensive coordinator position.
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It all depends on Rodgers playing Green Bay ball after this season. If he wins the back-to-back NFL MVPs, and his second Super Bowl win, Rodgers could be riding off into the sunset Manning-style, even though he will remain the most mysterious star quarterback of all time. He is still healthy at 40 and could continue to play for the proud NFL team in the Rockies.
It doesn’t have to be Hackett, or it has to go bust for Denver. That’s the cool thing about all of this. Hire Hackett if Hackett is a Broncos guy. If it’s done to please Rodgers, it is a loss. The Broncos are better than this. Rodgers thrived as a player under two offensively-minded coaches in Green Bay. He would naturally want to stay if that were the case.
Other potential coaching candidates for Denver include Eric Bieniemy (Kansas City Chiefs offensive Coordinator), Brian Daboll (Buffalo Bills offensive Coordinator), Jim Harbaugh (Michigan Wolverines Head Coach) and Doug Pederson (ex-Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach). Harbaugh and Pederson have been successful as head coaches while Bieniemy, Daboll, and former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson are in the forefront of coordinators.
Rodgers is currently under contract, and may eventually retire as a Packer. He would be interested in finishing his career with Denver, however. The Broncos may not have been great in the last six seasons, but they feel like one good offensive-minded head coaching and quarterback away from being in contention. Denver’s Rodgers-Hackett combination is appealing.
Broncos Country may not be able to believe this, but Denver is as likely as anyone to sign Rodgers if this his final season in Green Bay.