With expectations running high for the Green Bay Packers after a disappointing 6-9-1 record, new head coach Matt LaFleur has worked this offseason to find ways to help Aaron Rodgers transition into a new system.
Part of that work was the hiring of Luke Getsy as the new quarterbacks coach. On Monday afternoon, he said he believes Rodgers would welcome the new coaching staff and what it has to offer.
Packers new QB coach, who has history with Aaron Rodgers, believes Rodgers wants to be coached.— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) February 18, 2019
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Over the years, Rodgers had several disagreements with former head coach Mike McCarthy over offensive game planning. This made many feel that Rodgers would not welcome any new coaching, especially now that he's 35 and in his 15th season. Getsy, who also worked for the Packers from 2014 to 2017, refuted these claims by citing Rodgers' competitiveness along with his desire to win.
Also, Rodgers has given his approval for the new staff, which shows he's ready for the next chapter in his career.
Hearing from others also what Trent Dilfer says here in regards to Matt LaFleur coaching Aaron Rodgers hard. Should be good for the #Packers QB, who has said he wants to be coached. https://t.co/HQzIcndfjy— Ryan Wood (@ByRyanWood) January 8, 2019
LaFleur plans to keep play-calling duties for himself, which means he and Rodgers will be working very closely. If the two are able to work together well, the Packers offense will certainly blossom next year.