One of the biggest offseason acquisitions last season was not a player. It was the return of Tom Clements as quarterback coach of the Green Bay Packers. In a recent interview, Clements revealed what lured him back to the Packers: the opportunity to coach Aaron Rodgers again.
Tom Clements is one of Aaron Rodgers’ favorite coaches ever from his decade with the Packers from 2006-16.
“What brought you back?”
— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) April 12, 2022
Delta, of course, was the airline that he took back to Green Bay. However, after his dry delivery of the joke, he went onto explain that he wanted to be back with Rodgers.
Aaron Rodgers Has Won Three MVP’s with Tom Clements
Tom Clements’ first stint as the quarterback coach of the Green Bay Packers lasted from 2006-2016. The first MVP that Aaron Rodgers won came in 2011. That season, he threw for 4,643 yards, 45 touchdowns, and just six interceptions. He also had a completion percentage of 68.3% and a record quarterback rating of 122.5.
The second MVP that Aaron Rodgers won under Clements came in 2014. That year, he threw for 4,381 yards, 38 touchdowns, and five interceptions. His completion percentage was 65.6% and he had a quarterback rating of 112.2.
Last season, Rodgers won his fourth career MVP Award and his third under Tom Clements. He had 4,115 yards, 37 touchdowns, and just four interceptions. His completion percentage was 68.9% and his quarterback rating 111.9.
Aaron Rodgers and Tom Clements face quite the challenge next season. Davante Adams is gone and the team is going to have an extremely young wide receiving room. With so much youth, there are sure to be new wrinkles in the passing game. The question is can Rodgers put up MVP numbers with a new group of receivers. At $50 million per year over the next three seasons, let’s hope so.