Green Bay Packers in need of new QB coach, Alex Van Pelt seems like the perfect fit
A source within the league confirmed the rumors that McCarthy was planning Pelt’s transition to quarterback coach and would be responsible for mentoring Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. But Pelt has already drawn interest of other teams as Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine has expressed interest in making Pelt his offensive coordinator.
The Packers generally have the strategy to have their assistant coaches for a long run so they can shut off interviewing requests unless the position being offered is for head coach. McAdoo did not have a multi-year deal because he was certain he would get a better coaching job next offseason. But for now there have been no reports that the Browns have interviewed Pelt for the job of offensive coordinator.
This would be the third quarterback coach the Rodgers has had in last four years. First one was Tom Clements who was then given the job of offensive coordinator when Joe Philbin left. McAdoo was the coach who was selected to substitute for Clemetns. Now that McAdoo has left to be Giants offensive coordinator they are again on the lookout for QB coach.
On his own radio show Rodgers said that McCarthy was on the lookout for a QB coach that could not only sharpen him but make him a better quarterback.
"I think I'm getting to the point of my career where I need someone who can continue to give me the things I need during the week as far as preparation; make sure they stay on me as far as fundamentals," Rodgers said. "I think it's more of a tandem cooperation between the quarterbacks coach and myself helping out the young guys. That's kind of my legacy as a teammate is helping out the young players.”
Rodgers said that the quarterback coach had the important job to evolve the younger players into veterans and as he would be stepping in his tenth season the coming season he would require all the coaching he could get.
"As a quarterback coach, I think you really want to develop young talent and if you have a talented guy like myself now being my 10th season next year,” Rodgers said. “I think it's more about getting that guy ready to play and getting him all the necessary looks and preparation and conversation that I need before game day.”