Matt LaFleur and Aaron Rodgers Make Strange Request to Green Bay Packers Fans

Published 08/24/2021, 9:16 AM EDT
Aug 14, 2021; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur gestures following a time out call during the second quarter against the Houston Texans at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports


Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay Packers endured a long and arduous summer. Both parties were involved in a standoff as they fought for their respective goals. The veteran NFL quarterback was pushing for a move away from Wisconsin after yet another NFC Championship Game loss.

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DETROIT, MICHIGAN – DECEMBER 13: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers looks on and smiles after the win against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on December 13, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)

However, both parties agreed on a compromise. Rodgers signed a restructured deal which will see him take home a guaranteed sum over the course of the 2021 season.

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Both Rodgers and HC Matt LaFleur are hoping to challenge for the Super Bowl this season. But they have a special message for the massive Green Bay Packers fanbase.

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Matt LaFleur and Aaron Rodgers make a strange plea to the Packers’ fanbase

Speaking to the media amidst ongoing 2021 preseason preparation, coach LaFleur spoke about how he wants the Packers fanbase to stop doing ‘The Wave’ celebration at Lambeau Field.

“We’re going to have some talks with some people in our building about how we can help educate our fans in certain situations. But I love our fans, first and foremost. I think we have the best fans in the National Football League. The support they show when we’re at home, when we’re on the road, is second to none. So, I always want to start out with that before I become critical of them.”

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“But, certainly, when you’re on offense and it’s a third-down situation, I’d rather not hear the ‘Go Pack Go’ chant and, when we’re on offense, I’d rather not see ‘The Wave. I’d rather see that when we’re on defense,” LaFleur told reporters via Fox News.

GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – DECEMBER 19: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers warms up prior to the game against the Carolina Panthers at Lambeau Field on December 19, 2020, in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)

The Packers quarterback was a standout performer in 2020. He was adjudged league MVP last throwing for 4,299 yards with 48 passing TDs against 5 interceptions.

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It will be interesting to see if he lives up to the same standards when the league kicks off in September. The Packers start their season with an away game against the New Orleans Saints.

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Daniel Arambur

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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