Getsy named Packers QB coach

Former WR coach to work with Rodgers

Mike Clemens
January 22, 2019 - 9:59 am

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Green Bay, WI - In what may turn out to be one of his most critical coaching staff decisions, Matt LaFleur has decided to bring back Luke Getsy to Green Bay to be the latest quarterbacks coach for Aaron Rodgers, Deshone Kizer, and Tim Boyle, according to a report by ESPN's Rob Demovsky. 

Getsy was hired by Mike McCarthy in 2014 as part of his offensive coaching staff. In 2016 Getsy was promoted to wide receivers coach where he installed several unique hand/eye coordination drills for Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams and Randall Cobb, from juggling tennis balls to catching bricks with their fingertips. 

Getsy played quarterback in college for Pitt, and later the University of Akron, where he led the Zips to their first ever conference championship, and broke 24 school records. He tried out for the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted prospect in 2007.

When Getsy left the Packers in 2017, they were on their way to a losing season with Brett Hundley at quarterback after Rodgers went down with a collar bone injury. It was my sense Getsy wasn't going to hang around to find out if he would be one of several coaches dismissed, including offensive coordinator Edgar Bennett, and defensive coordinator Dom Campers. 

Getsy was hired as offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach for the Mississippi State Bulldogs, who finished with a record of 8-5 in the SEC West behind powerhouses like Alabama and LSU. 

Bringing back Getsy to Green Bay suggests not only did he get good feedback from players like Adams, Cobb, and perhaps even Rodgers, but that GM Brian Gutenkunst may have advised Lafleur that he was pleased with the results of Getsy's coaching style while with the Packers. 

Gesty turns 35 next month, and will likely be a good fit for Rodgers who will probably welcome a familiar face to the quarterbacks room in 2019.

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