Aaron Rodgers will be back with the Green Bay Packers for next year amidst all the drama, taking the job back from Jordan Love (who held it very briefly).
After a tumultuous offseason in which the Packers star expressed his frustrations with Green Bay’s management and front office when it came to personnel moves and more.
At the time, there was a genuine question of whether Rodgers would be traded away, or, in an even more extreme scenario, retire from the NFL altogether. Both were very real possibilities, but neither materialized in the end.
Rodgers is back in Green Bay for at least one more season, and Jordan Love, his backup is nothing but happy that the reigning MVP will be back.
Jordan Love has HUGE respect towards Aaron Rodgers 💯 pic.twitter.com/Qi5Q4fQ2h3
— Packers Nation (@PackersNationCP) August 5, 2021
Jordan Loves Makes A Star Wars Reference When Speaking About His Relationship With Aaron Rodgers
Jordan Love is in a weird position with the Green Bay Packers. After being selected 26th overall in the 2020 NFL Draft, Love has yet to see the field because of the fact that Rodgers is still slinging the ball around in Green Bay.
That’s what made Green Bay’s pick so puzzling because usually, teams who don’t have a franchise quarterback or an aging and decling star take one that early. The Packers don’t fall into either category.
Love will go his third NFL season without playing, despite being a first round draft pick, as Rodgers will look to lead the Packers to the promise land once more.
This isn’t something that bothers Love at all. Love knows he’s in a great situation with the Packers as he gets to learn from one of the best in the business before taking over at some point in his career. Here’s how he described his relationship with Rodgers:
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) August 6, 2021
Love may take over the starting role for the Packers as early as next season because with the way things have shaped out, it doesn’t look like Rodgers will want to run it back with Green Bay any more. The one scenario where he might consider returning is if the Packers win the Super Bowl, but otherwise, he’s far gone.
Love should look to learn as much from as he can before Rodgers departs. He’s gaining key insights into the game from someone who’s dominated it for so long. Right now, that’s the best thing Love can do.