Luke Getsy says ‘no question’ Packers QB Aaron Rodgers wants to be coached
The Green Bay Packers are currently headed toward the beginning of a new era, with first-year head coach Matt LeFleur gearing up to lead the NFC North franchise going forward.
As a result of the coaching turnover in Green Bay, franchise quarterback Aaron Rodgers has sometimes been looked at as the scapegoat for former Packers head coach Mike McCarthy losing his job this past season.
Even so, at least one current Packers assistant coach believes that Rodgers still “wants” to be coached. Packers quarterbacks coach Luke Getsy previously spent four seasons with the heralded franchise between 2014 and 2017 before once again returning to Green Bay last month and has become quite familiar with the veteran signal caller over the years.
“Absolutely, I have no question about that,” Getsy recently 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.”
The Packers, a team that managed to win a Super Bowl title under the direction of Rodgers and the aforementioned McCarthy, have notably fallen off as of late.
Missing the postseason as a result of the 2018 campaign, the 6-9-1 Packers ultimately finished the year in third place in the NFC North division behind both the playoff-bound Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings.