Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers believes a little change can be a good thing.
While he’s played for the same head coach, Mike McCarthy, since becoming a starter in 2008, Rodgers is now on his third quarterbacks coach in four seasons. Ben McAdoo left to become the New York Giants offensive coordinator and Tom Clements was promoted to Packers offensive coordinator in 2012 after the departure of Joe Philbin to the Miami Dolphins.
Alex Van Pelt now takes over the role of Rodgers’ position coach after being promoted from running backs coach, where he served the last three seasons.
According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, Rodgers feels that changing coaches and philosophies slightly can help keep things fresh in the team’s meeting rooms.
“I think it’s important to mix it up a little bit. Change is tough, but it can really be good for things that are getting stagnant,” Rodgers said.
The previous changes to the coaching staff haven’t appeared to slow Rodgers’ production in the slightest. He’s posted a passer rating north of 100 in each of the last five seasons. He was on pace for his fifth 4,000-yard season in the last six seasons before a broken collarbone sidelined him for seven games last season.