At this stage of the 2023 National Football League season, plenty of things remain up in the air, not least when it comes to what the Green Bay Packers actual line up will ultimately look like for the year ahead.
There is the upcoming NFL Draft to consider, as well as ongoing free agency and trades, and not least the potential future of Hall of Famer Aaron Rodgers, who has recently made it pretty abundantly clear that he sees his more immediate future at the New York Jets.
For those who like a flutter, not even this trade feels like a sure thing right now, but there may well be decent odds and offers by some of these top sportsbook apps still available on Rodgers potential future. In fact, betting markets would probably feature steady odds on both a departure and the possibility of him staying where he is.
Packers Are Ready to Feel the Love with Impending Rodgers Departure
Whilst talks and negotiations on that deal continue, the Packers have already more than signaled that they are ready to put their trust and Love in 2020 first-round draft pick Jordan, even given his relative lack of experience. With their moves to ultimately secure his future in the draft, it seems they are very confident that he is now ready to step up and really move his career on.
With the Packers undertaking their five-day Tailgate Tour in northwestern Wisconsin earlier this week, speaking ahead of their departure, team President and CEO Mark Murphy told reporters.,
“I really don’t have any updates on the situation with Aaron. We are all so excited about Jordan Love. He’s handled things the right way. He’s developed and improved. We think he’s ready to be a starter.”
Teammates Aaron Jones and Elgton Jenkins also got in on the Love, and whilst they know there may be periods of difficulty, and inevitable trying times ahead, as everyone adjusts to life after Rodgers, they are clearly backing him to make the position his own and more than prepared to give him the support and confidence he will need to do just that.
“We don’t know what’s going to be our future here, but I think that’s who’s going to be our quarterback. But even if he wasn’t, he’s still a quarterback on our roster, so I like to work with my quarterback, just continue to get my reps in, because at some point he’s going to take those snaps. Things may happen that might not go his way, and letting him know you’ve got guys in front no matter what happens, we’re going to play for you. I think if he knows that, it’s just going to help him that much more.”
Jenkins added for himself that it was obviously a big change, but the offensive linesman felt the Packers could more than handle it.
“We’ve got to embrace that and moving forward put points on the board, like we always do. 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.”
Going back to Murphy, whilst he dodged direct questions about Rodgers and would only confirm that talks were in progress, he paid tribute to the man who has served them with distinction for the last 18 years.
“I’m really glad that Aaron Rodgers turned out to be such a good quarterback and I’m hopeful that Jordan Love turns out to be a similar quarterback. And with that, I’ll leave.”
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