ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Newly hired Denver Broncos coach Nathaniel Hackett continued to fill out his staff, as Green Bay Packers tight ends coach Justin Outten was hired as the team’s offensive coordinator and former Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Klint Kubiak was hired as the quarterbacks coach/passing game coordinator on Wednesday. The Broncos have not averaged more than 23 points per game since 2014 and haven’t averaged more than 21 points per game since 2015.
And over the past six seasons, the Broncos have averaged fewer than 20 points per game three times, including this past season, when they finished 7-10.
“First and foremost, any offense that you have has to be maneuverable and adjustable for whoever you have on your team,” Hackett said last week.”It’s about finding out what your guys do the best and being able to do that over and over again and taking advantage of their skill sets.
The Broncos have started 10 different quarterbacks – running back Phillip Lindsay also started behind center in the no-quarterback game in 2020 because of COVID-19 issues – since the midpoint of the 2016 season.
Outten was the Packers’ tight ends coach during Hackett’s three seasons with the team and was with the Atlanta Falcons during Kyle Shanahan’s time as offensive coordinator, so he is well versed in the version of the West Coast offense that Hackett wants to run, which has roots back to former Broncos coach Mike Shanahan.