Have the Packers found their quarterback for the future?
Well, it’s certainly been an interesting offseason in Green Bay.
Let’s look back at the offseason and ahead to 2020.
Currently on the roster
Aaron Rodgers, Jordan Love, Tim Boyle, Jalen Morton
The Packers made one of the biggest shocks of the draft, trading up four spots in the first round to select Utah State quarterback Jordan Love. Many thought the move up would be for a wide receiver such as Tee Higgins or Michael Pittman Jr., or a starting inside linebacker like Patrick Queen.
But Green Bay had other plans, going with a quarterback and potentially Rodgers’ successor.
Improved from 2019?
Of course, if Rodgers stays healthy he’ll start all 16 games and there won’t be a great deal of change. But the backup situation was a concern with Tim Boyle the No. 2. Love is a better talent than Boyle and, although he needs time to develop, gives the Packers a better backup.
Perhaps Matt LaFleur won’t want Love playing any snaps at all and will keep Boyle as the No. 2 in 2020. Even if that’s the case, there’s no doubt the depth at the position has improved for 2020, with the potential the Packers have found their long-term starter.
He’s still the man in Green Bay and that’s not changing just yet.
For the short term, not much changes. Rodgers is still Green Bay’s key to another Lombardi Trophy. He’s still an elite quarterback who can make plays few in the history of the game ever could. Questions will certainly be asked about his future, how long he wants to play and how long he will continue to be part of the Packers’ plans.
But for now, in 2020, Rodgers is the Packers’ most important player.