Report: Jaguars hire Hackett as quarterbacks coach

A person familiar with the decision has told The Associated Press that the Jacksonville Jaguars have hired Nathaniel Hackett to become their quarterbacks coach.

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Wednesday because the Jaguars have not announced the move. Hackett spent the past two seasons as Buffalo’s offensive coordinator.

He follows his former Bills boss Doug Marrone, who was hired last week as the Jaguars assistant head coach and offensive line coach. Marrone abruptly quit the Bills on Dec. 31 by exercising an opt-out clause in his contract.

Hackett was not retained by Rex Ryan, who replaced Marrone in Buffalo. Hackett had been a candidate to replace Brian Schottenheimer as the St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator.