The Denver Broncos have fired first-year head coach Nathaniel Hackett following the team’s crushing loss to the Los Angeles Rams. This was his first season as an NFL head coach and since Week 1, he has struggled with many sides of the position, including in-game decision-making. Hackett has become the fifth coach in NFL history to be fired before the end of his first season. 

“On behalf of our ownership and organization, I want to thank Nathaniel Hackett for his dedication as head coach of the Denver Broncos. We sincerely appreciate Nathaniel’s efforts and wish him and his family all the best in the future,” said Broncos owner and CEO Greg Penner in an official statement after the news of Hackett’s dismissal.

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Nathaniel Hackett Age and Family:

Hackett was born on December 19, 1979, in Fullerton, California. He is 49. His father, Paul Hackett, was a head coach at the collegiate and professional levels for decades. He was the Cleveland Browns’ quarterback coach from 1981-1982 and the San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback and wide receivers coach from 1993 to 1985.

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He attended Blue Valley Northwest High School and then the University of California, Davis. While in college, Hackett joined the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. He also played football at the school in the position of linebacker. 

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Nathaniel Hackett’s wife and children:

He and his wife Megan have four children – sons Harrison and London, and daughters Briar and Everly. The couple shares a love of Star Wars and bonded over it during their early years together in college. Megan once lived by the Skywalker Ranch, George Lucas’ movie ranch, and office in Marin County. 

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Net worth:

According to, the football coach has a net worth of $9 million. He has coached for the Buffalo Bills, the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Green Bay Packers, and the Denver Broncos. His annual salary of $4 million.