The Aaron Rodgers Saga finally came to a close last month as Rodgers came to the Packers training facility after holding out for the majority of the offseason. But that doesn’t mean that Rodgers’ will play in the preseason.
Jordan Love had an impressive minicamp earlier this year and was slated to be QB1 come Week 1. But with the return of Aaron Rodgers, Love will have to wait longer to get his starter experience in the NFL.
However, he will finally appear in a professional game on Saturday. Coach Matt LaFleur said Tuesday that quarterback Aaron Rodgers will “most likely not” play at all in the preseason. That likely has little or nothing to do with Rodgers’ offseason, in which he voiced concerns about the organization and skipped the entire spring program.
Packers HC Matt LaFluer says QB Aaron Rodgers will probably not play at all this pre-season.
A chance to see what the 2020 first-round pick QB Jordan Love has in store.
— NFL Talk (@NFL_Talk_Sports) August 10, 2021
Love will start and play the “majority” of the game against the Texans, with third-string quarterback Kurt Benkert finishing the contest.
Jordan Love Spoke about finally getting starting action as Aaron Rodgers Will Sit Out Preseason
For Love, it will be his first game action of any kind since Jan. 25, 2020, in the Senior Bowl. The Packers’ 2020 first-round pick did not play at all as a rookie. In fact, he never even suited up. He was inactive for all 16 regular-season games plus both playoff games last season.
“So it’s over a year and a half ago, I think,” Love said of his last game action. “I’m super excited. This is the moment I’ve been preparing for even since last year not having preseason. It’s almost like I’ve been training a year just for this first preseason game. I’m sure excited to get out there and get back to playing ball.”
Jordan Love, who we’re speaking with in person for the first time since he was drafted, notes that preseason Week 1 against the Texans will be the first game he’s played in since the Senior Bowl. Safe to say he’s looking forward to playing in a game again. pic.twitter.com/LhDrtwv97I
— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) August 5, 2021
Love’s debut will be highly anticipated by many. The 2020 first-round pick will have high expectations coming into the game on Saturday. So it should be interesting to see how he performs.
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