Matt LaFleur Makes Plea to Packers Coach to Stay in 2024

Green Bay Packers quarterbacks coach Tom Clements is uncertain about his future but Matt LaFleur desperately wants him to stay.
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Now that the Green Bay Packers are disappointingly out of the playoffs, their offseason is in full swing. Head coach Matt LaFleur kicked off the offseason with an end-of-season press conference where he addressed several key issues the organization needs to tackle. One of these is certainly the coaching staff.

Even though LaFleur didn't delve into too much detail about the future of his staff, he was very clear about one thing: he wants quarterbacks coach Tom Clements back.

Packers HC LaFleur Wants QB Coach Tom Clements Back Next Year

One of the most experienced QB coaches in the NFL, Clements has been a mainstay in Green Bay, having had four different stints since 2006. After working with Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers, and now Jordan Love, Clements continues to be well-liked and respected around the organization.

He is, however, turning 71 this spring. He was already happily retired before the Packers rehired him in 2022. So whether he wants to continue coaching is a question mark. LaFleur said he would "be crazy not to" want him back and that they are "all better for having Tom Clements around" but at the end of the day, it is Clements' decision to make.

What happens with Clements remains to be seen. If he retires, the Packers will simply need to make another hire to their coaching staff that will surely look a lot different next season. Looking at you, Joe Barry.

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