Packers have ‘one plan’ regardless of quarterback
Green Bay Packers coach Matt LaFleur has a plan in place for training camp next month — regardless of whether reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers or fellow quarterback Jordan Love is under center.
“We’ll have one plan,” LaFleur said Thursday. “We’ve pretty much laid that out. Just kind of going to fine-tune some things over the next few weeks. Just in terms of logistics of our schedule and whatnot. We’ve got what we feel is a pretty good blueprint in terms of how to get our guys ready to play.”
With Rodgers and the Packers entangled in a tense stalemate, second-year quarterback Love has taken the majority of snaps in organized tram activities and last week at minicamp.
“It’s the same message it’s been all the time is you’re only one play away, so you always have to prepare like you’re the starter,” LaFleur said. “And just to be very intentional about the work that you put in, to go out there with a purpose. To be mindful and in the moment. Every rep for him is so critical, whether it’s on air, on his own or it’s with us in 11-on-11 situations and he’s getting that constant coaching. And I think he’s done a great job of embracing just the whole situation, embracing learning from every rep.”
Rodgers, 37, has played with the Packers for his entire 16-year career. He has passed for 51,245 yards and 412 touchdowns, and he won a Super Bowl ring with the franchise at the end of the 2010 season.
Love was selected in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft by Green Bay, a move that didn’t sit well with Rodgers.
Rodgers wanted offensive help that could contribute right away and definitely wasn’t expecting the team to select his potential replacement.
Rodgers seemed motivated by the situation and had a stellar season that included a career-best 48 touchdown passes along with 4,299 yards and just five interceptions, helping the Packers reach the NFC title game and earning his third league MVP award.
–Field Level Media