The Green Bay Packers entered the 2023 offseason in a much different position than the one the franchise found itself in one season prior.
Last year, the objective for all parties involved seemed to be to get Aaron Rodgers back. The feeling was that, with him leading the offense, Super Bowl contention was within the realm of possibility.
The team’s 2022-23 NFL campaign shattered that illusion. Rodgers was hobbled by injuries, he generated more headlines for his off-the-field romances than his on-the-field heroics, and now everyone seems a little over the relationship.
Green Bay finally seems prepared to trade the best quarterback in franchise history. So what does that mean for Rodgers’ backup, Jordan Love?
According to ESPN NFL insider Jeremy Fowler – good things. As noted by Adam Wells of Bleacher Report, Fowler appeared on SportsCenter this week and said that “the team is ‘comfortable’ with the development of 2020 first-round pick Jordan Love, who has spent the past three seasons as the backup.”
That means when Rodgers inevitably gets moved, Love will get a crack at the starting job. What he does with it will be up to him. Given all the acrimony and anger that him getting drafted originally caused for the Packers, it is pretty funny that Love still cannot get a more ringing endorsement from the organization.
That’s the nature of the business, though.
As for Rodgers, there are currently two pretty clear frontrunners for his services. Which will ultimately be able to present the better trade offer remains to be seen.
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Green Bay was disappointing in 2022-23 on multiple levels. Clearly the time has come for some big changes.
Will Love prove himself capable of being the quarterback that bridges the franchise’s past and future once Rodgers is elsewhere? One way or the other, an answer will emerge next season.
Charles Kruger has been credentialed to cover two Super Bowls, four NBA Finals, and one World Series. A 20-year veteran in the sports world, he has sources spanning the NBA, MLB, NFL, UFC and NASCAR. Currently residing in Los Angeles, Calif., he is Game 7’s go-to source for rumors surrounding the Lakers, Clippers and Dodgers.