Report: Packers shift assistant to tutor Rodgers, other quarterbacks
Jan 5, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) prepares to throw the ball against the San Francisco 49ers during the first quarter of the 2013 NFC wild card playoff football game at Lambeau Field. Image by Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports
The coach who mentored running backs like Eddie Lacy will now tutor quarterbacks like Aaron Rodgers at the position he played in the NFL: quarterback.
Alex Van Pelt will reportedly take over the role of quarterbacks coach, according to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora:
While Pettine had identified Alex Van Pelt as top OC candidate, I'm told he's agreed to stay in GB, and will now be QB coach (had been RBs)— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 23, 2014
Van Pelt is very highly regarded by the Packers, and their QB coaches have been in demand. Working with Aaron Rodgers a great opportunity...— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 23, 2014
Van Pelt played QB for the Buffalo Bills over a long career. He takes over for Ben McAdoo, who left to become the New York Giants' QB coach.