Source — Green Bay Packers appoint Aaron Rodgers favourite Tom Clements as their new QB coach

GREEN BAY WIS. — Tom Clements, one the coaches Aaron RodgersHe has been credited with his growth during his early NFL days. Now, he is retiring to return to the NFL. Packers as quarterbacks coach.

According to ESPN, Clements accepted the job verbally on Thursday. While the contract needs to be signed, that is not expected to be much more than a formality.

Although there is an obvious connection with Rodgers, a source stated that it does not guarantee that Rodgers will return to the Packers. However, the Packers believe that this move will convince Rodgers.

Clements served with the Packers between 2006 and 2016. Clements was most recently the CardinalsThe 2020 season saw the retirement of quarterbacks coaches. Between his time with the Packers, he left to join the Cardinals in 2019, and he also didn't coach this season.

The 68-year old was one of the first NFL position coaches for Rodgers. Clements arrived in Green Bay during Rodgers' second year, when Mike McCarthy became their coach. Clements was the coach of the position between 2006 and 2011. He presided over Rodgers' Super Bowl 2010 season, as well as his first MVP season in 2011. He was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2012. McCarthy gave up play calling and was made offensive coordinator in 2012. McCarthy returned to play calling duties later in the season. Clements was still on the team for another season.

Rodgers has worked with Clements for more than five decades, but he still brings him up whenever he talks to Rodgers about the key elements of playing the position. This happened in January, during the week leading to the Packers' playoff match against the 49ers.

Rodgers stated last month that he was deeply grateful to Alex Van Pelt and Tom Clements for helping him understand the leadership aspect of being a quarterback. Rodgers also mentioned Clements in the final season of the regular season, when referring to a ball that he threw. Davante AdamsThe Vikings will be facing the Vikings in Week 17.

“I learned from Tom Clements that we have always had three mortal sins,” [as]Rodgers advised the quarterback to not throw late down the center, to avoid blind throws and make premeditated choices. “And so, with all my apologies for Tom's excellent training over the years and all my respects to him, I kinda had a premeditated choice to throw it Davante on that particular play.

Before an agreement was reached, the Pro Football Network first reported the news about the Packers' interest for Clements.

Luke Getsy will be replaced by Clements. Bears offensive coordinator last month.

Clements is the second offseason coach to be hired with Rodgers ties. They hired Byron Storer, a former Rodgers college friend, to be their special-teams coach. Rich Bisaccia, the new special team coordinator, has more in common with Storer than Rodgers. Storer was the Raiders' last four season's special teams coordinator.

A source claimed that Rodgers hadn't informed the Packers of his 2022 plans — whether he would return to Green Bay, request trade, or retire — as of Thursday.

Rodgers was asked last week what he had to weigh before making any decision. He said that it came down to understanding the commitment, weighing where he is mentally, and then making a commitment for everyone moving forward.

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