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Alex Van Pelt isn’t Going Anywhere

Alex Van Pelt

It appears Alex Van Pelt will remain the Green Bay Packers quarterbacks coach despite interest from other teams who may be willing to promote him.

The Packers have denied teams permission to interview Van Pelt and that’s perfectly within their rights, considering he’s under contract for one more season. It was known that St. Louis was interested in speaking with him about their vacant offensive coordinator job.

So while coach Mike McCarthy and general manager Ted Thompson always talk about wanting their guys to move up, they don’t always give them the opportunity to do so.

The latest guy to take a promotion elsewhere was the Packers former quarterbacks coach, Ben McAdoo, who left to become the New York Giants offensive coordinator prior to last season. He let his contract with the Packers expire and then was free to do whatever he wanted.

That move is actually what allowed Van Pelt to become Green Bay’s quarterbacks coach. He spent the previous two seasons coaching running backs.

Interestingly, Van Pelt is really the only Packers coach that another team has targeted for an opening. There are usually two or three guys on McCarthy’s staff whose names come up during the offseason for openings elsewhere.

And at this point, most of the vacancies that were created after the season ended are filled.

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.