The Green Bay Packers claimed that Aaron Rodgers would have no input in the search for a new coach, but that doesn't appear to have been the case.

During his introductory press conference on Wednesday, Matt LaFleur admitted he got a phone call from Rodgers before he received a job offer from the Packers.

"That's kind of how I had an idea that maybe I was in the running for it," LaFleur said.

"The conversation went great," he continued. "I can tell he's a passionate guy, and he wants to win. And I think that holds true for me as well. So I think we're in alignment there because, like I said before, this game is about winning. I know that he wants to add to his legacy, and the only way we're going to accomplish that is to win a world championship."