Packers officially name Luke Getsy as QBs coach

-- The Green Bay Packers are officially hiring on Luke Getsy as their quarterbacks coach, the team announced Tuesday.

Getsy had been rumored to return to the Packers for a small period of time before the wheels began churning for an official reunion last week

The Packers successfully managed to pry away Getsy from his collegiate gig as Mississippi State's offensive coordinator -- a duty he served for a single season after leaving the Packers in 2017.

Getsy was previously the Packers' offensive quality control coach for two seasons before becoming their wide receivers coach in 2016. He helped oversee Davante Adams' third year in the league which helped jumpstart his ascension up the ranks of the league's top pass-catchers.

Once his contract had expired at the end of the 2017 season, Alex Van Pelt opted to pursue other opportunities, eventually landing with the Cincinnati Bengals. While this left the relationship dynamic between Aaron Rodgers and Mike McCarthy at something of a standstill, new head coach Matt LaFleur has presumably helped set the framework for his own connection with Rodgers by bringing aboard a face he's familiar with.

Getsy's work with Rodgers in 2019 is expected to be a major factor in the team's overall success. Rodgers, who came off of one of the worst statistical seasons of his career -- by his standards -- is in need of some form of rejuvenation as he enters his age 36 season.

Between LaFleur and Getsy, the belief is that the stars are aligned for just that very thing to happen.

Rodgers will have two influential voices in his ear -- one of which he's more sociable with than the other -- that can help him get back to playing comfortably within whatever offense LaFleur implements.

Another McCarthy assistant, Ben Sirmans, is also returning to coach the team's running backs. Though not officially announced, Sirmans is expected to be the only offensive assistant from McCarthy's 2018 staff to stick around. 

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Zachary Jacobson is a staff writer/reporter for Cheesehead TV. He's the voice of The Leap on iTunes and can be heard on The Scoop KLGR 1490 AM every Saturday morning. He's also a contributor on the Pack-A-Day Podcast. He can be found on Twitter via @ZachAJacobson or contacted through email at [email protected].

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LeotisHarris's picture

January 29, 2019 at 07:38 pm

Something dramatic....something something.. .Rodgers in total control, contract holding the team hostage... hell in a bucket.. worse than I thought...better get your PBR...head for your bunker...it's going to be worse than the 70s..something something...giant contract...hire this kid to appease Rodgers...ball better come out fast...hasn't said he likes LaFluer...Timothy Boyle....Murphy acts like he just got here...something something..expect Luke to develop Kizer?...waste of a draft pick....TT left the cupboard bare....something something...John Kirk...can't any of you see what's happening? Oh, and McCarthy was fat... extra examination points....ALL CAPS....extra question marks...drink the Kool-Aid....something something....

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The TKstinator's picture

January 29, 2019 at 08:45 pm

Um, sir? I think there’s something swimming in your stream of consciousness.
(Please keep it coming!)

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dblbogey's picture

January 29, 2019 at 09:29 pm

I think I'd like some of whatever medication you just took.

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The TKstinator's picture

January 29, 2019 at 10:27 pm

Looks like an overdose of CHTV.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

January 30, 2019 at 02:34 am

There is no cure other than endurance.

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The TKstinator's picture

January 30, 2019 at 04:25 am

More cowbell wouldn’t hurt either.

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NJMagic's picture

January 30, 2019 at 02:46 am

"Rizzi and LaFleur hit it off, the source said, but Rizzi left town without the offer he thought was forthcoming. Although the Packers met his number several days later, the source said, he decided to pull himself out of the running."

Did anybody see this?
Russ Ball strikes again.
If you like him, and were going to meet the #, WHY PLAY GAMES? MEET IT, SIGN HIM, CELEBRATE!

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PatrickGB's picture

January 30, 2019 at 08:33 am

I am still scratching my head over that. Too many silos.

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shasha11's picture

January 30, 2019 at 03:46 am

never show off waste

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

January 30, 2019 at 07:39 am

It is like anything else you never know what the real deal is and what happened behind closed doors. You also have to pay the going rate without upsetting all other coaches salary. Yes, I know Rizzi apparently is a good coach but you cannot break the bank. Pure speculation but there are likely other reasons why Rizzi didnt accept the job. I know if I was married with school children and living in Florida and could choose jobs anywhere around the NFL the odds my family would choose GB likely would be slim.

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NJMagic's picture

January 30, 2019 at 09:50 am

My issue isn't will them saying no... A budget is a budget. BJT they were clearly willing to meet the $ (nothing changed in the $ days).

So if they were willing to meet it, sign him in the room!
It sounds like they lost their guy because they played games not because they didn't want to spend the $

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January 30, 2019 at 09:56 am

All very good points. I agree, unless a coach with a young family had ties to the midwest and views small town life as a pawsative, it's a tough sell. Wisconsin has much better public schools than Florida, but my guess is these families are able to afford private schools. Like any job fit is important in all areas, not just the work offered.

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