The Green Bay Packers are going to look a lot different in 2023. There is no denying that after the franchise-altering trade that just happened. The Green Bay Packers and New York Jets finalized their trade to send Aaron Rodgers out east, just a few days before the start of the 2023 NFL Draft. Jordan Love’s progression over the last three years played a huge role in the confidence the Packers had in trading away their four-time MVP quarterback. A major piece of that progression was Tom Clements’ relationship with Jordan Love, on Saturday, Matt LaFleur confirmed his retention for the 2023 season.
Matt LaFleur Confirms QB Coach Tom Clements Will Be Back In 2023
Matt LaFleur spoke to media on Saturday and confirmed the progression that Jordan Love has had under Tom Clements, and said he was excited for the 2023 season:
“Just watching him last year, I think Jordan’s made some huge strides,” LeFleur told reporters via Brenna White of NFL.com. “I really do, and I think a lot of it is a credit to Tom, and just, he knows how to train these guys. He knows how to drill them and he’s very, very consistent. He doesn’t sugarcoat anything. He just is matter of fact and I think there’s no doubt.”
“Aaron would praise him and give him so much credit in his own development,” LeFleur said. “I think anytime you got a player like that, especially of that talent and how much you respect a guy like Aaron, you always listen to that.”
“I asked Jordan after the season how he felt about him and he said he loved Tom, and thought he did a hell of a job helping him, you know, develop over the course of the year,” LaFleur said. “For me, it was a no-brainer. It was just whether or not Tom wanted to come back, so I’m happy he wanted to be here, and you know, we’re lucky to have him.
Clements coming back will be huge for the Green Bay Packers offense, specifically, Jordan Love. When the Packers lost Luke Getsy to the Chicago Bears, Aaron Rodgers was adamant on brining Tom Clements back to the organization. Clements spent three years as offensive coordinator and two more as assistant head coach before his first retirement. The coach spent two years with the Arizona Cardinals helping develop Kyler Murray as QBs coach and passing game coordinator. Then, after one season away from football, he got the call from LaFleur.
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