Chicago Bears Stock Report: Week 15 update on potential head coaches

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Chicago Bears Head Coach Candidate: Nathaniel Hackett – Stock Up

Last Week: Stock Neutral

Let’s take another look at how Nathaniel Hackett performed as an offensive coordinator before teaming up with Matt LaFleur and Aaron Rodgers, shall we?

While the offensive coordinator in Jacksonville (2016-2018) and Buffalo (2013-2014), Hackett’s offenses only had one year of solid production (2017). Otherwise, his offenses consistently ranked in the low teens to high 20s in yards gained and the same with points scored. Not very good. Although, somewhat better than where the Bears have been under Matt Nagy.

That said, we got to see Nathaniel Hackett firsthand in Week 14 as the Packers played the Chicago Bears at home. The Bears put up 27 points on the Packers in the first half and the Packers’ offense was struggling early. Bears fans were rejoicing.

However, after some in-game changes to the playcalling, the Packers were able to open things up some towards the second quarter. Those changes continued after halftime and the Bears had no answers for them. I called Hackett’s stock going up almost immediately. It was a thing of brilliance, to be honest.

Bears fans’ original expectations became reality and we saw Davante Adams moved all throughout the offense in a way to keep him away from Jaylon Johnson and gave him more opportunities for touches. He finished with 10 catches, 121 yards and two touchdowns. I don’t think he would have done as well without the in-game changes.

These are the types of moves and decisions we want to see here in Chicago and although he’s not in my top five, Nathaniel Hackett’s stock is on the rise as the season draws closer to an end.