Luke Getsy has no doubt Aaron Rodgers wants coaching

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Luke Getsy returns to the Packers staff as their quarterbacks coach, charged with coaching Aaron Rodgers. The much debated question, though, is whether Rodgers is receptive to coaching?

Getsy, who served as the offensive coordinator at Mississippi State last season, seems to have no doubt.

“Absolutely. I have no question about that,” Getsy said, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN. “I think he’s as big of a competitor as I’ve ever been around. He has that desire to win more than anybody I’ve been around. I think whatever you want to call coaching, I think it’s delivering the message, being consistent and holding people accountable to that message, and he wants that as much as anybody.”

Rodgers, 35, had the second-lowest completion percentage of his career in 2018 at 62.3. His 25 touchdown passes were the fewest of any of the nine seasons Rodgers has played at least 15 games. And after eight of 10 seasons with a passer rating above 100, Rodgers has had passer ratings of 97.2 and 97.6 the past two seasons.

The Packers are confident Getsy can help Rodgers get back to an MVP level.

New coach Matt LaFleur said he reached out to Rodgers, among others in the building, before deciding on a quarterbacks coach.

“Everybody gave [Getsy] a thumbs up,” LaFleur said.

16 responses to “Luke Getsy has no doubt Aaron Rodgers wants coaching

  1. Some teams would kill to have a QB whose 2 down years are high 90 QB ratings.

    It’s a bit relative.

  2. Andrew Teal says:
    February 18, 2019 at 5:23 pm
    Some teams would kill to have a QB whose 2 down years are high 90 QB ratings.

    It’s a bit relative.

    A good point. Among qualified passers (1500 career attempts), Rodgers is pretty comfortably in first place – in fact, those two down years are higher than Peyton Manning’s career QB rating (96.5).

    Having said that, I do think it’s a useful but flawed metric, since a passer gets punished for throwing an incomplete pass rather than taking a sack – note that per Pro Football Reference, Rodgers has already taken over 100 sacks more than Peyton, while Peyton has played 100 more games than Rodgers.

  3. Same old stuff spewed by the same ol’ people.

    This “Coach killer” Aaron Rodgers, has never had a full season of NFL coaching by anyone BUT MM. Oh my goodness he’s upset the young WRs aren’t running their routes right…. as if Kirk Cousins wasn’t showing Pro Bowler Adam Thielen how to his job on the sidelines.

    Same Coaching staffs gets stale especially when you run the exact same offense for over a decade, you think a fan base like the VIkings where its rare someone gets past year 7 as a head coach would better understand that.

  4. That is what the salesman told him after he bought the Brooklyn bridge. I am glad Aaron gave the head coach the ok to hire this guy though.

  5. aypeeswhippingstick says:
    February 18, 2019 at 7:23 pm
    But he’s not desperately in need of it like Kirk Cousins.
    ———
    Too bad Aaron couldn’t beat him though lol

  6. Here’s a little stat that speaks volumes:

    SB wins of teams with the top 5 highest paid QBs: ZERO, ZILCH, NONE, NOTTA A ONE!!!

    As a matter of fact NONE of the teams with the highest paid QBs(Rodgers, Ryan, Cousins, GQ Jimmy, Stafford, Carr) didn’t even make the Playoffs!

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