Aaron Rodgers seems bothered by Packers letting QB coach go
Aaron Rodgers is not happy about the Green Bay Packers letting quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt go.
Rodgers made the media rounds on Thursday in Minneapolis, but it was his comments on ESPN’s “Golic and Wingo” that stood out. The Packers quarterback made it clear he was not happy that the team did not consult him about Van Pelt leaving as part of their sweeping changes after the season.
Full quote from Aaron Rodgers on losing Van Pelt: "My quarterback coach didn't get retained. I thought that was an interesting change — really without consulting me. There's a close connection between quarterback and quarterback coach. And that was an interesting decision."
— Jason Wilde (@jasonjwilde) February 1, 2018
Rodgers was very close with Van Pelt, who had been the team’s quarterbacks coach since 2014.
“It’s an awesome relationship that they have,” Packers backup QB Brett Hundley said of Van Pelt and Rodgers in a 2017 quote. “Great chemistry between them. They’re like best friends.”
After moving on from the Packers, Van Pelt will now be the Bengals’ quarterbacks coach.