Packers QB Aaron Rodgers doesn’t expect to drastically alter playing style in new offense
Aaron Rodgers might be headed into the biggest season of his career. The Green Bay Packers quarterback had a rough year in 2018, as did the entire team. The whole season was clouded by drama, and the dirty laundry spilled out after the year ended.
Various media reports indicated Rodgers had a contentious relationship with Mike McCarthy, and eventually, McCarthy was fired. Green Bay brought in Matt LaFleur to replace him, and they’re hoping he can bring some much-needed energy back to the team.
LaFleur is an innovative offensive mind, and he’s overhauling the system. Despite that, Rodgers doesn’t think his style of play will change too much.
“I don’t think so, I really don’t,” he told Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com. “The offense will look a little different, for sure. There’s more motions and different formations than we’ve had in years past, but no. Look, if I could have it my way, I wouldn’t have to scramble or move. But I have instincts ingrained in me from years of doing it. And if I get in those situations, that’s what I do. And until my legs fail me, it’s an asset to the offense.”
Rodgers has been banged up at times the past few years, but he isn’t going to let that stop him from scrambling. Rodgers is right, and some of his best plays have come while he’s on the run outside of the pocket.
Right now, Rodgers is just trying to familiarize himself with all the new parts.
“With a new offense, I’m really trying to trust the progressions and my eyes and learn timing on different things,” Rodgers explained. “In order to do that, you really have to give it a chance to develop.”