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There's Already Some Drama With Aaron Rodgers, Packers New Coach

Aaron Rodgers leading his Green Bay Packers team onto the field.

FOXBOROUGH, MA - NOVEMBER 04: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers walks through the tunnel before the game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on November 4, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is no stranger to drama and headlines are popping following the star QB's latest comments about his relationship with the team's new head coach, Matt LaFleur.

Rodgers and LaFleur, who was hired to replace head coach Mike McCarthy, are apparently still working through some things at the line of scrimmage.

That's natural, of course, but following reports of Rodgers' relationship with McCarthy, there are going to be some overreactions.

“I don’t think you want me to turn off 11 years,” Rodgers told NFL.com. “There’s stuff that not many people in the league can do at the line. That’s not a humblebrag. That’s just a fact.

“I mean, obviously, Tommy (Brady) can do it, no doubt. Peyton (Manning) could do it. Drew (Brees) can do it. (Patrick) Mahomes will be able to do it. Ben (Roethlisberger) has called the two-minute for years. There are a few of us who’ve just done it; it’s kind of second nature. And that’s just the icing on the cake for what I can do in this offense.”

LaFleur, meanwhile, sees this as a good problem to have.

"Aaron and I have had some good talks, and we're going to have to talk a lot more -- and one thing we have to work through is the audible thing," LaFleur explained. "We're running a system I first picked up while working with Kyle (Shanahan) in Houston a decade ago, and we've never really had a quarterback who's had complete freedom to change plays at the line, because that's not really the way the offense is set up. But, I mean, this is Aaron Rodgers. He's had a lot of freedom to make those calls, and deservedly so. Now, how do we reconcile that, and get to a place where we put him in the best position to succeed?"

Rodgers had been coached by McCarthy since 2006 and LaFleur is clearly going to try some new things, so it's going to take time to get used to everything.

The spotlight will certainly be on Rodgers heading into 2019.