Broncos CEO Greg Penner Issues Statement on Hackett Firing

Broncos CEO Greg Penner Issues Statement on Hackett Firing

Denver Broncos Greg Penner, co-owner and CEO of the team, confirmed that it has Fired Nathaniel Hackett is the first-year head coach.

In a Monday’s statementAfter consulting George Paton, Penner explained to Paton that Hackett’s departure — less 24 hours after Denver’s 51-14 loss against the Rams on national TV — “would ultimately serve the best interests” of the franchise.

“On behalf our ownership and organization I want to thank Nathaniel Hackett as the head coach of Denver Broncos. Penner stated that we sincerely appreciate Nathaniel and wish him and his family the best for the future via the official team website.

“After extensive discussions with George and our ownership group we decided that a new direction would be in the best interests of the Broncos. This change was made out of respect for all involved and allows us immediately to begin the search for a head coach.

“We appreciate and recognize this organization’s history of championships, and we know we have not met that standard. Our fans deserve better and I cannot express enough my gratitude for their loyalty during this difficult stretch for our team.

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Hackett’s dismissal ended a turbulent 2022 campaign for the former Packers assistant. He was responsible for the NFL’s lowest scoring offense and $245 million quarterback Russell Wilson. Wilson collapsed in Los Angeles on Christmas Day after he threw three interceptions and recorded a career-low 3.5 QBR. Wilson has also absorbed a league record 57 sacks this year, the most recent of which purportedly sparked an a Now-viral sideline tussle.

Penner said that Paton, who hired Hackett, and has an 11-21 record since John Elway’s passing, will not suffer the same fate as the Broncos search for their fourth head man.

Penner stated, “We will continue to evaluate all aspects of our football operations and make any necessary changes to restore this franchise’s winning tradition.”

“I will be leading our head coaching search with support by our ownership group as well as George, who I have confidence in as our general manger.” We will continue to play competitive football as we begin the search for our next head coach.

Penner and Paton will host a press conference on Tuesday, 10 a.m. MT at the UC Health Training Center to discuss Hackett’s firing.


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