One Offseason Move Has Not Sat Well With Aaron Rodgers

Published February 1, 2018 at 12:49

"This offseason has been one of change up in Green Bay, as the Packers have pretty much changed everyone above and below Mike McCarthy after missing the playoffs. Even though losing Aaron Rodgers to a broken collarbone was the biggest reason Green Bay failed to qualify for the postseason, the team felt change was needed.
The Packers have themselves a new general manager, both offensive and defensive coordinators and quarterbacks coach. That last move as Rodgers a little peeved and he was not afraid to comment on the change.
«My quarterback coach didn't get retained. I thought that was an interesting change — really without consulting me,» Rodgers said, per Jason Wilde of ESPN Wisconsin. «There's a close connection between quarterback and quarterback coach. And that was an interesting decision.»
Alex Van Pelt had been Rodgers's quarterbacks coach since 2014, but he was let go following the regular season and has since taken the same position with the Cincinnati Bengals. The Packers hired Frank Cignetti to replace Van Pelt and there is no reason to believe Rodgers still will not succeed after the change.
However, it does make you wonder why you wouldn't at least consult with the best quarterback in the game on whether a change should be made or not. As we saw during the second half of the season, Rodgers is the key to the Packers success, so keeping him happy should be goal number one! "

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