Luke Getsy

Luke Getsy makes sense of Aaron Rodgers' move to the New York Jets

Aaron Rodgers joined the New York Jets this offseason.

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Luke Getsy spent four seasons with the Packers from 2014-17 working as the offensive quality control coach and wide receivers coach. After a short stint with Mississippi State, he rejoined the Packers, this time as the quarterbacks coach from 2019-22.

He worked closely with Aaron Rodgers, who won two league MVP trophies during Getsy's second stint. On Wednesday, Getsy offered his thoughts on Rodgers leaving Green Bay to join the New York Jets.

"It makes a lot of sense, right?" Getsy told the media on Wednesday. "He gets to go somewhere where he's gonna play with guys he knows. Coach (Nathaniel) Hackett and those guys have a good relationship so I'm happy for those guys.

Rodgers and the Packers failed to qualify for the NFC playoffs during the 2022 season. Following back-to-back MVP seasons, his play declined. He threw the lowest completion percentage he's recorded in three seasons; he threw for the lowest number of yards he's ever recorded in a fully healthy season.

But the Packers shouldn't be surprised. They lost star wide receiver Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders and rarely fielded tackle David Bakhtiari amid recovering from knee surgery he had in July 2022. In 2022, the Packers owned the 14th-best offense and 16th-best defense.

Directly following the season, Rodgers underwent a darkness retreat to contemplate his future. He mentioned after returning from the retreat he went into it 90 percent certain he would retire. But, alas, he decided to keep pushing the boundaries of his dwindling career, selecting the New York Jets as his new home.

There, the Jets offer the second-best defense in the NFL. They swept the Rookie of the Year awards on both sides of the ball with Garrett Wilson and Sauce Gardner taking home the offensive and defensive accolades, respectively.

Joining Rodgers on his quest in New York are familiar faces. Nathaniel Hackett, his offensive coordinator from Green Bay, is the Jets' new OC. Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb, both receivers Rodgers has played alongside, also joined the Jets. Rodgers ascertained the familiar additions were only recommendations to the Jets, but clearly executed to persuade him to New York.

Either way, the Jets will be a threat to the AFC East division and AFC playoffs as an immediate contender for the Super Bowl. Getsy expressed as much when talking of Rodgers, saying he doesn't foresee a "slowdown" from the future Hall of Fame quarterback, as some have predicted.

"I think he has a ton of opportunity and ability to play," Getsy said. "To me, there's not really been that slow down that maybe some people talk about. People said there was a slowdown before he got two MVPs."

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