Examining Nathaniel Hackett’s schematic tendencies and comparing them to Derek Carr’s strengths/weaknesses
We know Aaron Rodgers would fit seamlessly into Nathaniel Hackett’s New York Jets offense. Rodgers has already won two MVP awards with Hackett as his offensive coordinator.
The more interesting question is whether Derek Carr would fit into Hackett’s offense.
Let’s break down some of Hackett’s play-calling tendencies over the past four seasons (with both Green Bay and Denver) and see whether Carr’s strengths and weaknesses match up with the things Hackett likes to do.
Using data from NFL Next Gen Stats, here is a look at how often Hackett’s starting quarterbacks targeted each route type (quantified by the percentage of their pass attempts that targeted a receiver running the particular route type). These numbers are compiled from the combination of Aaron Rodgers’ 2019-21 seasons and Russell Wilson’s 2022 season:
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