Packers Reveal Their Preferred Quarterback Option for 2023
When the Green Bay Packers drafted quarterback Jordan Love in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, it seemed like only a matter of time before he would take over for Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers responded to the challenge by promptly winning back-to-back MVP awards in 2020 and 2021, eliminating any potential quarterback controversy.
Rodgers' performance finally slipped in 2022, however, and now the 39-year-old and the only NFL team he's ever played for both find themselves at a crossroads. Rodgers needs to decide if he wants to stay, leave or retire, while the Packers have to determine if they want him or Love to be their starting QB going forward.
While Rodgers is still weighing his options after emerging from his "darkness retreat," it sounds like Green Bay has already made up its mind.
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According to Packers beat reporter Tom Silverstein, it seems like the Packers are leaning towards giving Love the job in 2023. This is what they drafted him for, and after a few years to watch and learn from the best they feel he's finally ready.
That will have a major impact on Rodgers' decision, as he likely has no interest in returning to Green Bay to be a backup. He'll either retire or demand to be traded (again), which the Packers will probably be happy to oblige based on their latest signals.
After 18 seasons together, it sounds like Green Bay is bracing itself for the end of the Rodgers era. Love has big shoes to fill, but we've yet to see what he's fully capable of in the NFL.
Time will tell.