We all know that Jordan Love was taken with the first pick in the 2020 draft, and surprised us all. It’s better to have a QB on your roster than try to scramble and grab someone else’s discarded QB. Love showed in two games during the 2021 season that he has the intangibles. But he’s certainly not ready to be the starter in Green Bay. The Packers know this and are feverishly working on a deal to make Aaron Rodgers not only happy, but the highest paid player once again in the NFL.
But He Was A First Round Pick
The Packers drafted Love knowing that Rodgers’ career was coming to a close in Green Bay. While #12 never gave any signs that he was nearing the end, as I said before, it’s better to have a QB already on your roster. The Love pick shocked us all and some fans are still upset about it. But just because Love was a first round pick doesn’t necessarily mean that he will be the successor should Rodgers be done.
The Eagles drafted Carson Wentz and even gave him an extension. But they quickly realized he wasn’t the answer in Philly. The pick before Wentz was Jared Goff. While he brought the Rams to the Super Bowl, the Rams also decided to move on from their former first round pick. Both Wentz and Goff were drafted in the 2016 NFL Draft. They each showed flashes, but both started in new cities in 2021. Jordan Love may never get to start in Green Bay, and it will all depend on what Aaron Rodgers decides.
Jordan Love’s Future May Rest On Aaron Rodgers’ Shoulders
Ian Rapoport reported that the Packers and Aaron Rodgers have been talking. If you asked me after the loss to the Niners, I would have said there was a zero percent chance that Rodgers returns. But Aaron Rodgers reportedly wants $50 million per year. The Packers seem willing to pay. Should a deal happen, it will likely be a short one. Do the Packers go all in and trade Love knowing that the QB position is covered for 2-3 years with Rodgers? The Packers have Kurt Benkert on the roster and he’s very popular amongst the Green Bay faithful. Could Benkert be the starter in Green Bay one day?
Packers preparing short-term deal if Aaron Rodgers decides to stay in Green Bay, per @RapSheethttps://t.co/UtnPtBWysC pic.twitter.com/haGzzyklgY
— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) March 1, 2022
The Packers very well may keep Jordan Love on the roster if Rodgers returns. There’s also a chance they cut him loose and give him a chance to shine elsewhere. At the end of the day, if Rodgers doesn’t return, I believe it’s Jordan Love’s team. But right now, with the uncertainty of Aaron Rodgers future, anything could happen.
For More Great Wisconsin Sports Content:
Follow me on Twitter at @ofclpackersdad and us @WiSportsHeroics! To read more of our articles and keep up to date on the latest in Wisconsin sports, click here. Check out our merch store to get some awesome WSH swag!
As always, Go Pack Go!