WATCH: Aaron Rodgers says ‘great call kid’ to head coach Matt LaFleur after touchdown
Remember all of that talk about Aaron Rodgers not being crazy about Matt LaFleur? Does that seem like ancient history now or what? LaFleur’s first season as Green Bay Packers head coach has been a smashing success thus far, as the Packers won 13 games and captured the NFC North division title while also locking up a first-round bye.
Green Bay’s playoff run then got off to a great start, as the Packers defeated the Seattle Seahawks by a score of 28-23 in the Divisional Round last weekend, and NFL Films caught great audio of Rodgers crediting LaFleur after a touchdown pass to Davante Adams in the victory.
“Great call kid.” pic.twitter.com/55GLormvQa
— Aaron Nagler (@AaronNagler) January 15, 2020
That is awesome.
It’s also funny that Rodgers is calling LaFleur “kid,” considering LaFleur is four years Rodgers’ elder, but I guess it makes some sense considering that Rodgers is a veteran quarterback communicating with a first-time head coach.
Rodgers completed 16 of his 27 throws for 243 yards and a couple of touchdowns in the win.
On the season overall, the 36-year-old threw for 4,002 yards, 26 touchdowns and four interceptions while completing 62 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 95.4.
While those aren’t the typical numbers we are accustomed to seeing from Rodgers, they were still good enough to earn him a Pro Bowl selection and to have him in the MVP conversation (although it seems unlikely he will win the award).
After a miserable 2018 campaign in which the Packers went 6-9-1 and saw a midseason coaching change, the way 2019 (and now 2020) has gone has to be a breath of fresh air.
Green Bay will battle the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday.