Matt LaFleur and Aaron Rodgers Oct 2, 2022; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur talks with quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) during overtime against the New England Patriots at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

If you expected Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur to drag his quarterback Aaron Rodgers, think again.

When asked about Rodgers and this soon-to-be trade with the New York Jets, LaFleur offered nothing but praise for the four-time NFL MVP.

“Yeah, listen, I’m just going to throw it out there right away,” LaFleur said in answering the first question about Rodgers. “First of all, I’ve got nothing but love and appreciation for what Aaron has done for so many in our organization and obviously have experienced a lot of great times together, won a lot of football games together.”

LaFleur continued to praise Rodgers’ efforts off the field too.

“Ultimately, didn’t bring home a Super Bowl, which will always be disappointing. But he’s done so much for myself and my family, our coaches’ families, so many people within the organization, other players. A lot of people have been rewarded, quite frankly, because of his ability to go out there and play and play at such a high level. I’m just going to kind of leave it at that,” he said.

LaFleur also talked about the beginning of what appears to be the Jordan Love era in Green Bay.

“I’m not going to get into any of that stuff. I know it’s disappointing for all you guys, but it is what it is,” LaFleur said after being asked another question about Rodgers. “At the same time, we’re excited about Jordan and how he’s been able to progress as a quarterback, how he’s matured as a man.”

It sounds like LaFleur and the Packers have already moved on.

{Pro Football Talk}

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