The NFL world was turned on its head on draft day this year when it was announced that Aaron Rodgers had quietly demanded to be traded from the Green Bay Packers.
Almost instantly, various trade scenarios began popping up.
If any of them actually ended up coming to fruition, however, that would leave backup quarterback Jordan Love in prime position to take over for Rodgers.
During a live session with the media on Wednesday, Love opened up about the last time he and Rodgers spoke.
“Obviously, me and Aaron, we’ve got a good relationship,” Love said. “I talked to him probably a week before I got out here.”
Love was also asked whether he was ready to take over for Rodgers this year – should he need to do.
“A hundred percent,” he said.
“Obviously, this is a time where I’m getting a lot of extremely valuable reps that I might not have been getting in a normal circumstance. So I’m just going to take it day by day. … But yeah, that’s what I’m here for. I was drafted here to play quarterback, so I’ll definitely be ready Week 1.”
All that being said, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the situation between Rodgers and the Packers is still salvageable.
“To me, it’s more of ‘can this issue get solved?’ than a stare down.”
— Rich Eisen Show (@RichEisenShow) June 9, 2021
“No one has told me that Aaron Rodgers is definitely not coming to camp,” he said on the Rich Eisen Show.
“No one has told me he’s never playing for the Packers again unless this or that happens. He’s had opportunities to say publicly and send messages privately that he wants to get traded – I have not heard that. To me, it’s more ‘can this issue get solved before training camp,’ rather than a staredown.”
At this point, there seem to be two feasible options on the table.
The Bucks owner’s daughter decided to bring 2021 in with a bang by stripping all her clothes off. https://t.co/UgzhEEna4o
— Game 7 (@game7__) January 7, 2021
One, Rodgers returns to the fold, he and the Packers kiss and make up, and everyone moves on in 2021-22.
Or two – Rodgers forces his way out to a team he really seems to have his eye on, Love takes over, and a new era begins in Green Bay.
Which scenario will ultimately become reality? We’re just a few months away from finding out for sure.
A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.