Packers’ Nathaniel Hackett says new system won’t be a ‘start over’ for Aaron Rodgers
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers had played for Mike McCarthy since coming into the league, so learning a new offense will be something new. However, offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett has made it clear it won’t be a start over for the future Hall of Fame quarterback.
Hackett said it’s going to be about building on what Rodgers has already started. Everyone needs to be on the same page, making sure they’re doing things for the Packers, not for the individual:
“You don’t want to necessarily treat it as a start over because he’s done so many great things,” Hackett said via the Packers’ website. “I think the whole thing is about working together and kind of bonding together and understanding this isn’t about me, it’s not about (head coach) Matt (LaFleur), it’s not about Aaron. It’s about the Green Bay Packers. It’s about what’s best for the entire organization and the offense and I think it’s just about making that relationship with him.”
Rodgers has said all the right things about working with LaFleur and Hackett, but the question is how much trust he’ll actually have in them. Near the end of McCarthy’s time with the Packers, Rodgers sometimes called his own plays because he wasn’t on the same page as his coach.
For the relationship to work between Aaron Rodgers and the new coaching staff, it’s important they’re on the same page so they’re both working toward the goal of winning another Super Bowl for Green Bay.