Will the Packers keep two or three quarterbacks?
That’s the only relevant question to ask when discussing the Green Bay Packers‘ quarterback situation for 2020.
Forget about the talk about trading Aaron Rodgers. That can’t, and won’t happen. Not now. And not for at least a couple more years.
Rodgers will remain the face of the franchise in Green Bay for a while longer yet. But this summer, the Packers will need to figure out whether rookie Jordan Love is ready to be the backup behind Rodgers, or whether he should spend his first season as the third-string QB.
Here’s how I see the depth chart looking in Week 1:
Packers QB depth chart predictions
- Aaron Rodgers
- Jordan Love
Nice and simple.
There is some risk involved, of course. What if Rodgers has to miss four weeks to injury? Or even longer? Could Love step in and lead this team to wins? Would he be anywhere close to being ready? And if not, the Packers would have to consider whether this would impact his development in any way.
The other option is to keep three quarterbacks, with Tim Boyle entering the game any time Rodgers comes off the field.
However, roster spots are like gold dust, so it’s hard to imagine Green Bay keeping three QBs this year. It’s possible, but I think unlikely.
One possible solution would be to sign a veteran QB in the event of a Rodgers injury. But the fact is the Packers drafted Love in the first round. He’s a first-round pick. And they traded up for him. I understand he’s been drafted for the future, giving him time to develop, but he should be the number two quarterback this season. If the Packers need him, then he’s the next man up.
Do you think Green Bay will keep two or three QBs on the roster this season?