Should QB's have a say in personnel decisions? Buccaneers coach says…


Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers publicly voiced his frustrations with the organization during a press conference on Wednesday, explaining his desire to be involved in major personnel conversations and decisions.

But has Rodgers earned a seat at that table? Should the Packers and other teams be more willing to seek their star's opinions on front office matters? Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterbacks coach Clyde Christensen isn't so sure that it's essential.

"I don't know about personnel, but [quarterbacks] should have a say on what goes on on that field," Christensen told The Zach Gelb Show on Wednesday. "I think Coach Arians and I are on the same page, especially when you have someone who gets it. That's a resource. I don't look at that as a headache or an inconvenience... You get Tom Brady in the room, you get Peyton Manning, those guys are resources. I've leaned by far more from them than I've taught either of them...

"I see it as a partnership, I see it as a two-way street, and I see them carrying more weight than the coaches, just because they have to execute it... We've got a good thing going right now... Personnel and how deep does that go? I do think that there's just a place for the quarterback. As long as it's through the correct chain of command -- which Tom is exceptional at... Nothing wrong with expressing your opinion at the right time, at the right place, to the right people on that chain of command. And Tom has been exceptional at that."

The Buccaneers' communication process was quite sound in 2020, as the franchise won its first Super Bowl in nearly two decades, and with Tom Brady under center. In 16 games last season, the 43-year-old veteran threw for 4,633 yards and 40 touchdowns -- the second-highest mark of his career.

According to the William Hill Sportsbook, Tampa Bay is currently the favorite to win the NFC South (-200). They also have the second-best odds (+650) to win Super Bowl 56 in Los Angeles and repeat as champions.

The entire conversation between Christensen and Gelb can be accessed in the audio player above.

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