The relationship between Packers' new Head Coach Matt LaFleur and Quarterback quarterback Aaron Rodgers has become one of the off-season storylines of a different kind than he has been used to for more than a decade. It may take some time for new partnerships to flourish, but Rodgers said in April that "if you get used to the system, no one will get a passport for a year or two."
The team seems to share this view. Brian Gutekunst, general manager of SI.com, told Albert Breer that the team does not think about sweeping windows to win with Rodgers.
"The more you are at Aaron, the clearer it becomes that the bar is actually set high ," said Gutekunst. "Expectations are always high. They're always here, they've always been like that, but I do not think today's footballing is about today's athletes, especially a man like Aaron. , , it's just different, boys play longer, boys take care of their body differently. Every year is different. I do not think you look at windows, I believe you look at it from year to year.
Gutekunst's approach for this year involved a more aggressive approach to defending the free agency agency while Rodgers and LaFleur are working to offensive on the same side. While both sides have to come together for a great success in Green Bay, the Rodgers / LaFleur side is likely to attract more attention.