Report: Packers hire QB coach, expected to bring back Graham
Field Level Media
The Green Bay Packers have hired former staff member Luke Getsy as their quarterbacks coach, head coach Matt LaFleur announced Tuesday.
Getsy will be a familiar face for Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Getsy was part of Mike McCarthy's coaching staff from 2014-17.
He spent 2018 as the offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach at Mississippi State. In college, he played quarterback at Akron.
In his previous tenure in Green Bay, Getsy, 34, worked as a quality control coach the first two seasons, then as receivers coach from 2016-17.
Rodgers took over as Green Bay's starting quarterback in 2008, with McCarthy as head coach. One of Getsy's tasks will be to help Rodgers adjust to a new offensive system.
LaFleur was the offensive coordinator of the Tennessee Titans in 2018. He already hired former Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett to fill the same position in Green Bay.
The Packers are also expected to bring back tight end Jimmy Graham in 2019, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported on Tuesday.
Graham, 32, is due a $5 million roster bonus on March 15, with the expectation that the Packers pay it and retain the nine-year veteran who caught 55 passes for 636 yards and two touchdowns in 2018. It was Graham's first season in Green Bay.
Graham, a Miami (Fla.) product, had his lowest reception total while playing at least 15 games since his rookie year when he had 31 catches for the New Orleans Saints in 2010. His TD total matched a career low, also set in 2015 when he played in just 11 games with the Seattle Seahawks.
Graham has 611 career receptions with 7,436 yards and 71 touchdowns. He caught a career-best 16 TD passes for the Saints in 2013.
The Packers were 12th in the NFL in total offense in 2018, with 369.1 yards per game and were ninth in passing offense at 264.9 yards per game behind quarterback Aaron Rodgers.