Aaron Rodgers Weighs In On Disastrous Broncos/Seahawks Ending

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Aaron Rodgers thinks the Denver Broncos and head coach Nathaniel Hackett are going to be just fine.

Hackett stunned football fans Monday night when he let the clock wind down against the Seahawks to opt for a 64-yard field goal on 4th and five over trusting Russell Wilson.

The Broncos didn’t hit the kick, and fans have been taking a blowtorch to the first-year NFL head coach ever since. Well, Rodgers is defending his old OC and thinks people need to relax.

Rodgers expects the Broncos to bounce back.

“He’s got real thick skin. I’m not worried about Hackett at all,” Rodgers said during a Tuesday interview with Pat McAfee.

“I thought once they took it down, the right thing to do was to kick. If they’d called timeout right away, obviously, the right thing to do would have been to go for it. It’s kind of that tweener,” Rodgers added when breaking down the situation.

While Rodgers might stand by Hackett, most other fans definitely don’t. That was one of the biggest bonehead endings we’ve seen in recent NFL memory.

The Broncos handed Russell Wilson a bag of money to play QB, and then on 4th and five, Hackett decided a 64-yard field goal attempt was better than putting the ball in Russ’ hands.

That’s not a good sign. That’s not a good sign at all.

Aaron Rodgers reacts to crazy Broncos/Seahawks ending. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

Now, does Rodgers have some loyalty to Hackett as his hold offensive coordinator in Green Bay? Sure, but nobody with eyes could possibly think that the game’s ending was good clock management.

It was an abysmal coaching display in the final minute of action, and deep down, I’m sure Rodgers knows it.

Aaron Rodgers defends Nathaniel Hackett after terrible clock management. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

Let us know what you would have done in the comments below.

Written by David Hookstead

David Hookstead is a reporter for OutKick covering a variety of topics with a focus on football and culture.

He also hosts of the podcast American Joyride that is accessible on Outkick where he interviews American heroes and outlines their unique stories. Before joining OutKick, Hookstead worked for the Daily Caller for seven years covering similar topics.

Hookstead is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.


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  1. The kick got there, did it not? That’s really the hardest part of making a 64 yard field goal. People are underestimating what McManus’s chances of making that kick were. He missed it 18 inches left and people are acting like it was a completely hopeless proposition that never should have been attempted.

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