Rodgers has been struggling this season. He’s thrown nine interceptions, which equals the amount from his two previous seasons combined. In addition, his QBR is 41, which ranks him 27th in the league. With Rodgers’ decline in production, is it possible that we could see backup QB Jordan Love get a chance to start soon?
Possibility Of Aaron Rodgers Getting Benched For Jordan Love
When you’re the reigning back-to-back MVP like Rodgers, expectations will always be high. That’s why his drop off has been so shocking, we are used to seeing Rodgers dominate the NFL.
However, Rodgers has been dealing with multiple injuries in 2022. He broke his thumb in Week 5 against the Giants, and also had to exit the Packers’ most recent game against the Eagles with a rib injury.
All of these issues have resulted in rumors of Jordan Love getting a chance to start before the season ends. Even Rodgers appears to be open to the idea of Love getting a chance to play if the Packers are eliminated from the playoff race.
“Look, I’d love to finish the season out, but I understand this is a business and there’s a lot of us kind of older guys who play a decent amount and they might want to see some younger guys play,” Rodgers said Wednesday, via ESPN. “Hopefully we don’t have to have that conversation. But if that conversation comes up, I’ll approach that with an open mind and without any bitterness or resentment. As I said, I want to win out and we don’t have to have those conversations. I understand if we don’t that’s a possibility to have that conversation.”
At this point in the season, the Packers are not mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. Although, it would make sense to give Love a chance to start once they no longer have a chance to make the playoffs.
Love did get to play in the fourth quarter against the Eagles after Rodgers went down with an injury. He looked impressive, completing six of nine passes for 113 yards and one touchdown.
“It was nice to watch,” Rodgers said of Love’s performance during the Pat McAfee Show this week. “I feel like an older brother watching him do well. I care about the kid a lot. Fun to see his growth. Fun to just see him just kind of relaxing out there. Once you can make a few plays, it kind of takes the anxiety out of the body and the tension out of the body. To see him make accurate throws and do what he’s been doing, it’s been fun to watch.”
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