Aaron Rodgers explains why NY Jets fans should trust Nathaniel Hackett

Rodgers wants Jets fans to trust Hackett
Aaron Rodgers and Nathaniel Hackett
Aaron Rodgers and Nathaniel Hackett / Chris Pedota, NorthJersey.com / USA

Most NY Jets fans have lost confidence in offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, not that there was much confidence to begin with, following a dreadful first season with the organization.

Sure, Hackett wasn't exactly done many favors by his inept quarterback play and an injury-riddled offensive line, but it became abundantly clear as the season went on that the Jets' offensive coaching staff wasn't getting the job done.

The Jets seemed to realize that as well, as reports emerged this month that the team was looking to bring in a veteran offensive coach to essentially serve as Hackett's unofficial replacement. At the very least, that new coach would take a lot of responsibility off of Hackett's shoulders.

While the Jets were unable to find a taker for that role, their search is evidence that the team isn't fully confident in Hackett. The Jets might not be confident — but Aaron Rodgers is.

Aaron Rodgers still has full confidence in Nathaniel Hackett

During an appearance on Adam Schein's Mad Dog Sports Radio on Thursday, Rodgers was asked why Jets fans should have faith in Hackett's ability to run the offense after his struggles last year.

Rodgers offered up a response, but it wasn't the most complimentary of his offensive coordinator. Why should Jets fans trust Hackett? It's simple: Jets fans should trust Hackett because Rodgers trusts Hackett.

"You should trust me and I trust Nathaniel. So, to me, that’s end of story. There’s been a lot of BS that’s been said out there. There’s a lot of things that have gone on the last couple of years that he’s dealt with that I think he’s handled very professionally. And at the end of the day, I think you gotta trust his and my working relationship and the conversations that we have. You gotta trust the staff."

Aaron Rodgers

That's probably about all Rodgers could say. It's not like he could point to Hackett's track record of success without Rodgers as his QB. He certainly can't point to anything Hackett did last year.

Instead, Rodgers is insisting that Jets fans should trust Hackett because they should trust Rodgers, himself. This is essentially another way of saying that Rodgers will be the team's offensive coordinator this season.

That aligns with reports coming out of Florham Park that suggest the Jets simply hope Rodgers can overcome Hackett's deficiencies. The hope is that Rodgers can repeat his success from his Green Bay days with Hackett.

The Jets clearly don't trust their offensive coordinator. It goes without saying that fans don't trust him either. But as long as QB1 supports Hackett, his job is safe. That's just the reality of the situation.

Jets fans may not trust Hackett, but they have no choice but to put faith in their star quarterback.