Packers: Focus will be on the quarterbacks at training camp

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) /

Once again, the quarterbacks will be the focus of Packers training camp.

A year ago, one of the Green Bay Packers‘ top storylines entering training camp was the relationship between new head coach Matt LaFleur and quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

As ridiculous and overblown as it was, it took until the Packers began piling up victories in the regular season for that narrative to go away.

With training camp set to begin in a couple of weeks — although under different circumstances than normal — quarterback will once again be a position to watch closely.

For different reasons this year.

Packers training camp: Enter Jordan Love

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the offseason program was held virtually. The Packers haven’t had the opportunity to see first-round pick Jordan Love in action on the practice field.

That opportunity will finally happen when training camp begins.

The top storyline at training camp will be to do with Rodgers and Love. Is Rodgers ready to mentor his potential replacement? The fact is, that doesn’t matter.

What will be interesting to see is Love on the field. How will we perform when up against the Packers defense in practice? How much will be able to improve as he’s coached by LaFleur?

If preseason goes ahead — likely two games instead of the usual four — it will be a great opportunity for Love to get in some valuable reps against another team. That won’t happen at training camp as the Packers had to cancel their planned joint practices due to the pandemic. But if preseason doesn’t go ahead at all, Love’s only on-field preparation for the season will come at training camp.

Green Bay’s quarterback room features both the present and the future. And once again, the position will be one of the talking points of training camp.