Elgton Jenkins will block for a new Green Bay Packers QB
The Green Bay Packers are set to transition away from the Aaron Rodgers era this offseason. The Packers are working on a deal to trade Rodgers to the New York Jets this offseason. Even if the trade doesn’t happen and Rodgers stays in Green Bay, signs from management seem to indicate Jordan Love will start this fall. Offensive lineman Elgton Jenkins talked about the transition.
During Love’s metamorphosis into the starting role, Jenkins will be one of the staples for the Packers’ offense. He recently signed a four-year extension to stay in Green Bay toward the end of last season. The two-time Pro Bowl athlete recently opened up on the state of the Packers’ offense for next season.
According to Richard Ryman with the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Jenkins isn’t downplaying what the loss of Rodgers will mean to the team next season:
“Offensive lineman Elgton Jenkins said the transition from Rodgers to Love will be a big deal, but he believes the Packers will handle it.
“We’ve got to embrace that and moving forward put points on the board, like we always do,” [Jenkins] said. “It’s going to be different because (Rodgers has) been playing the game for so many years, but I feel like we’ll be good.”
Love will face challenges in the new offense
Head coach Matt LaFleur understands there will be some bumps for the new quarterback this season. He told reporters at the League Annual Meeting that people needed to temper their expectations for Love. Love will inherit the starting role with challenges even elite quarterbacks would struggle with this season. One major obstacle for Love, the Packers’ lack of cap space has him tossing balls to the cheapest pass-catching units in the NFL before OTAs.