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Report: Redskins Interested in Nathaniel Hackett for QB Coach

The first name has emerged in the Redskins QB coaching search

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Head Coach Jay Gruden said he could hire a QB coach during the offseason, and multiple reports say that it is definitely happening.  The search for a new Defensive Coordinator was the team's top priority after signing new GM Scot McCloughan.  That position has now been filled by Joe Barry, and he is in the process of sorting out his defensive staff.  While Barry will likely be responsible for filling out his staff, the QB coach job will likely be Gruden's call, with some input from Offensive Coordinator Sean McVay.

Jason La Canfora is reporting that former Buffalo Bills Offensive Coordinator/QB coach Nathaniel Hackett is someone the Redskins are interested in for the position.  They will have a lot of competition, with the Rams interviewing him for a 2nd time for their open Offensive Coordinator position.  La Canfora also reports that Buffalo would like him back as their QB coach next season, and the Jacksonville Jaguars have also shown interest in Hackett.

Hackett was the Buffalo Bills Offensive Coordinator/QB Coach for the last two seasons under Head Coach Doug Marrone, but Marrone opted out of his contract following the season.  Rex Ryan was hired as the new HC, and hired former San Francisco 49ers OC Greg Roman to be his OC in Buffalo.  Hackett got his first NFL job with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an Offensive Quality Control coach from 2006-2007.  If Hackett does not get the Rams OC job, Jacksonville is a strong possibility.  Hackett has strong ties with Doug Marrone from their time at Syracuse and Buffalo.  Marrone was hired this week as the Assistant Head Coach/OL Coach for the Jaguars and Hackett would likely have no problem landing there.