Brandon Jackson returns to Packers as coaching intern

Posted at 6:10 PM, Jun 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-14 20:00:38-04

Former Packer and Super Bowl Champion, Brandon Jackson has been helping the Packers running backs out during mini camp as a coaching intern. Though coach McCarthy joked, he could probably still play if he wanted to.

"I know when he walked in the training room, Pat McKenzie (Packers team doctor) wanted to give him a physical," McCarthy said. "To get in there and have hands-on work with these young running backs, it's been a great fit."

One of the biggest beneficiaries of having Jackson back is Ty Montgomery. Though the third year starter is ready to be done with pre-season, and eager to show what he can do as a full-time starter.

"The off season program has been long enough," Montgomery said. "It's good for us, but I'm itching. I'm ready for football."

Coach McCarthy is also eager to see what Montgomery can bring to the offense this season in more of a leadership role. 

"I really like the way Montgomery has stepped to the front," McCarthy said. "Both him and (Aaron) Ripkowski are the veterans in that group and I think those guys have done a very good job leading."