New Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur has lured a familiar face back to Wisconsin in order to round out his first staff. According to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, former wide-receivers coach Luke Getsy will return to Green Bay as quarterbacks coach.
Getsy left the Packers’ coaching staff last offseason to become the offensive coordinator at Mississippi State. Though head coach Joe Moorhead called the plays, Getsy had a sizable input on the game planning. The Bulldogs improved during Getsy’s lone year on the job, improving 13 spots in offensive S&P+ from the previous season. Mississippi State finished the season ranked 18th in the nation.
Accordingly, it remains unclear exactly why Getsy decided to leave Mississippi State after one season. Some coaches grow tired of the constant grind of recruiting. Others can make more money in the NFL. Getsy will take a downgrade in job title to rejoin the Packers, suggesting he had some issue with his position at Mississippi State.
Prior to his season with the Bulldogs, Getsy served as the Packers’ wide-receivers coach from 2016 to ‘17. During that span, he helped develop Davante Adams from an afterthought to a rising star. Under Getsy’s guidance, Adams registered the first two of his three consecutive double-digit touchdown seasons. Getsy also introduced Green Bay’s wideouts to several unique training techniques such as catching bricks to improve grip strength. Getsy also reportedly earned the respect of Aaron Rodgers, the player upon which the young coach will now focus most of his energy.