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Frontrunner for Broncos' Defensive Coordinator Job Emerges After Nathaniel Hackett Hiring

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Denver Broncos could move quickly to fill their defensive coordination position following the hiring of Nathaniel Hackett.
The Denver Broncos could move quickly to fill their defensive coordination position following the hiring of Nathaniel Hackett. / Stacy Revere/GettyImages
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The Denver Broncos have officially found their next head coach in Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett. The 42-year-old's success in Green Bay is undeniable, and his hiring should help the Broncos' offense finally get back on track.

A new head coach means a new staff, and it appears Hackett already has his next defensive coordinator in mind.

Broncos Defensive Coordinator

Los Angeles Rams assistant Ejiro Evero is expected to be Hackett's primary choice for defensive coordinator. Evero was teammates with Hackett at UC Davis, and the two reportedly have a strong bond.

Evero's qualifications go beyond just being friends with Hackett. He is a 14-year coaching veteran, working the past five seasons with the Rams. He served as safeties coach from 2017-2020 before taking over as secondary coach and passing game coordinator in 2021.

LA's secondary ranked third in interceptions this season, so it's clear Evero knows how to get the most out his defensive talent. His experience working with Jalen Ramsey could be vital to helping Patrick Surtain II maximize his full potential after an impressive rookie year.

Evero being part of multiple long playoff runs with the Rams, just like Hackett enjoyed with the Packers, also means he has valuable insight to bring with him if he does get the job.


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