Aaron Rodgers set to be ‘rejuvenated’ under Packers coach Matt LaFleur | NFL | Sport


This is the option of Network’s Peter Schrager.

The Packers brought in the 39-year-old coach, who had previously been the Tennessee Titans offensive co-ordinator, in the hope of giving them a new direction after a very disappointing 2018-19 season.

The appalling campaign saw them finish third in the NFC North with a 6-9 record, as they after being in charge of Green Bay for 13 years.

Schrager believes Rodgers, the Packers’ franchise quarterback, can rediscover his form under the young new head coach.

“I think Aaron Rodgers could be rejuvenated with Matt LaFleur,” Schrager said on NFL Network’s Good Morning Football.

“He is an offensive minded young coach, who comes in having worked with Kyle Shannahan and working with Shaun McVay in the past few years.

“Really building an offence in Tennessee last season, that worked around what Tennessee skill-set was – power run and lets make it work with what we got [approach].”

LaFleur worked alongside Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay for three years, when both of them were assistants for Mike Shanahan at the Washington Redskins between 2010 and 2013.

And McVay believes LaFleur is great when it comes to attacking football.

“LaFleur is a great football coach,” McVay said.

“Got a great understanding from offensive football.

“He’s just such a great guy. He cares about people.”

And Aaron Rodgers needs some help when it comes to the Packers offence.

Last season he threw for 4,442 yards, 25 touchdowns and two interceptions but was sacked 49 times.

Schrager feels LaFleur could be the key to helping Rodgers rediscover his spark.

“I think Rodgers might be rejuvenated by a young coach,” Schrager said.

“I spoke to Matt LaFleur, he was at the Super Bowl.

“And he is completely, completely over the moon about this opportunity.

“He believes he’s got the guys in that house right now that can make a difference.

“I believe LaFleur could be just what Rodgers needed, a spark plug, a second-wind.

“I think LaFleur might be the perfect guy to get him going.”

This sentiment was echoed by fellow GMF pundit Kyle Brandt, who revealed Rodgers is excited about the new opportunities at Green Bay for next season.

“I spoke to Rodgers last Saturday night and he was glowing,” Brandt said.

“[Rodgers] said, ‘I got a lot of news in my life’.

“I got a new season, I got a new coach, new moustache .

“Everything is new for him and its never been new before. It’s been one guy.

“I think he’s refreshed, he’s reinvigorated and he’s going to be into it big time.”

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