“I Did Some Things Off The Field…”: Aaron Rodgers Expands On His Relationship With HC Matt LaFleur

Published 08/10/2022, 3:59 PM EDT
Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers looks on. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Aaron Rodgers has been a Green Bay Packers man for the entirety of his NFL career. Such a long association is bound to witness a few moments of falling out. As a result, even Rodgers and the Packers had a bitter moment in 2020, but new HC Matt LaFleur and Rodgers worked hard to repair the relationship. The QB recently opened up about his relationship with LaFleur and what he did to repair the damage.

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The relationship between Aaron and the Packers fractured after the team signed Jordan Love in the NFL draft of 2020. This did not sit well with Rodgers and his future at the Packers looked bleak. However, the new HC Matt LaFleur and Rodgers built a strong connection. It led to the 38-year-old signing a gigantic deal worth $150 million paid over three years.

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Speaking about his connection with LaFleur, Rodgers said, “That time we spent on Zoom, that was very meaningful to me. To feel more like a collaborator was really important, and I did some things off the field as well to help with our relationship. And the more time we spent together, the better that our connection was. It was never bad. It just went from coach-player to friend.”

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JUNE 01:Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers stand at the tee box during Capital One’s The Match VI – Brady & Rodgers v Allen & Mahomes at Wynn Golf Club on June 01, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images for The Match)

Further, Rodgers added, “When you get to know somebody off the field, you know how they tick and what makes them go. You see everything from a different perspective. I know Matt’s a grinder. Matt’s a very creative person. He’s very driven, very hard on himself.” The back-to-back NFL MVP has nothing but praise for his head coach.

Aaron Rodgers and his future with the Green Bay Packers

After signing a multi-million dollar deal, Rodgers is hoping to become a 3-peater by winning yet another MVP award. If he does so, he will equal the record of another Packers veteran, Brett Favre, who achieved the feat during 1995-1997.

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Moreover, he is preparing to play without his star WR Davante Adams after he decided to get traded to the Raiders. However, Rodgers wants to be a one-man-army and get the Packers over the line this time.

GREEN BAY, WI – DECEMBER 25: Green Bay Packers Offensive Coordinator Nathaniel Hackett looks on as Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) warms up during a game between the Green Bay Packers and the Cleveland Browns on December 25, 2021 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI. (Photo by Larry Radloff/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Aaron Rodgers and Matt LaFleur share an amicable relationship with one another. All thanks to the HC who made Rodgers feel valued at the Packers’ home and now the duo is embracing a transformed team with an enhanced QB at the helm.

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Ayush Jha

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Ayush Jha is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. He is a current graduate of the University of Delhi and has worked on publishing academic research in the past. Ayush has always been an avid sports lover, representing his school team in cricket and soccer.

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