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Alex Van Pelt will Remain with Packers, Coach QBs

Alex Van Pelt

The Cleveland Browns hired Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine as their head coach today. Shortly after that announcement was made, Jason La Canfora reported that Green Bay Packers running backs coach Alex Van Pelt had agreed to stay with the Packers, where he will take over as quarterbacks coach.

Alex Van Pelt is QB coach

Pettine had reportedly coveted Van Pelt for the offensive coordinator position in Cleveland. However, he’s still under contract with the Packers for one more season.

So even if Pettine wanted Van Pelt for the job, the Packers could have refused to let him go. The Packers apparently made sure it didn’t get to that point by giving Van Pelt the higher profile title of quarterbacks coach.

In Green Bay, Van Pelt takes over for Ben McAdoo, who left to become the offensive coordinator of the New York Giants last week.

Van Pelt played quarterback in the NFL for 10 years, all with the Buffalo Bills.

Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.



  1. K.L. January 23, 2014

    This is welcome news.

    On a side-note: If you’re looking for something else to write about; Eddie Lacy will be playing for Deion Sanders’ team in the pro bowl. If anyone cares. Lacy is the only reason I’ll be watching it this year.

  2. Phatgzus January 23, 2014

    Same, soon as he’s out, I’m switching the channel.