The closest tutor to Aaron Rodgers and other Green Bay Packers quarterbacks is being removed.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Tom Silverstein reports that the Packers and new head coach Matt LaFleur are letting go quarterbacks coach Frank Cignetti.
Not too surprising, but #Packers are not retaining QBs coach Frank Cignetti. He’s a McCarthy guy with no ties to new coach Matt LaFleur. It’s likely OC Nathaniel Hackett will spend a lot of time with QBs. No word if LaFleur is eyeing a QBs coach.
— Tom Silverstein (@TomSilverstein) January 16, 2019
Then-Packers Coach Mike McCarthy hired him in 2018 after subpar performances by Rodgers’ backup at the time, Brett Hundley. McCarthy and Cignetti had a longtime working relationship from the University of Pittsburgh and the New Orleans Saints.
However in 2018, Rodgers had his third-worst season (when starting all 16 games) of his career, with a 97.6 passer rating. Only his first full season as a starter (2008, 93.8) and his injury-riddled 2015 campaign (92.7) were worse.