Packers To Hire Luke Getsy As QBs Coach

Luke Getsy‘s stay as Mississippi State’s offensive coordinator will be limited to one year. The former Packers wide receivers coach will return to Green Bay as quarterbacks coach, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

The Packers interviewed Getsy last week, and the former Mike McCarthy assistant will be back under a new regime. He stands to become the third key new voice in the quarterbacks room, following Matt LaFleur and new OC Nathaniel Hackett to Wisconsin. All of these coaches have yet to turn 40, with Getsy, 34, being younger than Aaron Rodgers.

Rodgers voiced concern about the Packers letting previous quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt go last year. In Getsy, the Packers will be bringing back a familiar voice. Prior to moving to Starkville, Miss., Getsy spent four seasons in Green Bay — the first two (2014-15) as an offensive quality control coach before rising to leading the wideouts the following two seasons.

This represents the latest step in a notable rise for the former Akron quarterback, who enjoyed a brief NFL stay as a 2007 49ers UDFA signing. Mississippi State went 8-5 this season and boasted the No. 68-ranked scoring offense in Division I-FBS (28.5 points per game).

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  1. McFatty letting Van Pelt go was a “screw you” to Rodgers last season. One of many bizarre, mind-boggling assistant coach moves, i.e. keeping Capers for at least 4 years too long and always having the leagues worst special team coaches….etc.

      • twentyforty

        You have zero clue on that issue. And not a shred of credibility to opine that.

    • milbaybreckers

      I disagree with your take on the Van Pelt firing. I think it was the fact that he was the quarterbackS coach, and not just the QB1 coach. How well did he do at preparing Hundly for if/when he got pt because Rodgers was out? That’s why I think he got canned – not good enough development with the other QBs.

    • Polish Hammer

      His team went 8-5 and weren’t in the top 1/2 of the teams in passing. Not sure what he could do to teach Rodgers anything.

  2. Luckybrew

    Isn’t this a step down from OC to QB coach yes I realise one is college job and this is the NFL. He must of came cheap knowing the management wouldn’t bring in a top special team coach because he wanted to much money you get what you pay for.

    • dray16

      It could also be a comfort for him as well, tried college but feels more comfortable in the NFL. He previously coached at GB and was likely a tough decision going to the college game. When the opportunity to come back came, he jumped on it.

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