Packers QB Aaron Rodgers speaks out on relationship with Matt LaFleur
The Green Bay Packers are in a good place as a team right now. They have a 6-1 record heading into their Week 8 matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs and the relationship between Aaron Rodgers and Matt LaFleur is strong.
On a recent episode of the Dan Patrick Show, Rodgers opened up about his relationship with LaFleur. Rodgers mentioned that he is having ‘a lot of fun’ playing for Lafleur and that he’s been ‘a blast to work with.’
Aaron Rodgers on @dpshow right now: "I'm having a lot of fun with Matt. He's been a blast to work with. It's been a lot of fun to go through the weeks of preparation together."
To clarify, he's talking about Matt LaFleur, not me.
— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) October 22, 2019
There were reports about a rift between Rodgers and LaFleur in August and that was quickly refuted by Rodgers and called it ‘fake news’ and clickbait.’ That seems to be in the distant past even though the current NFL season isn’t even halfway done.
The question was recently posed to LaFleur about his relationship with the team’s franchise quarterback through Week 7. He expressed that Rodgers is ‘an extension of the coach’ and that it takes time for the relationship to mature, but that he ‘likes where they’re at right now.’
Matt LaFleur talks his relationship with Aaron Rodgers through seven games.
Asked about the clip of him and Rodgers playfully punching each other in the chest yesterday:
“I love it. I love it.” pic.twitter.com/J0XcsGpX5o
— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) October 21, 2019
The results that the Packers have achieved in their passing attack have been impressive. They have totaled 1,919 passing yards (8th) and 13 touchdowns (7th) with only two interceptions (4th). They are coming off a performance against the Oakland Raiders with 42 points and all six touchdowns being connected to Rodgers.
It’s easy to see why the Packers are satisfied with their start to the season. They currently sit atop the NFC North standings and are currently riding a three-game winning streak.