The Green Bay Packers‘ quarterback room has been the focus of the NFL offseason.
I’m sure we can all agree that the Aaron Rodgers situation has been tiring for the entire fan base, and we all just hope it gets resolved sooner rather than later. Whether that means Rodgers returns or is traded elsewhere, at least then the Packers can move forward.
I’ve made my prediction for the Packers’ depth chart in 2021, and there likely aren’t too many surprises with this.
Packers QB depth chart predictions in 2021
- Aaron Rodgers
- Jordan Love
In the end, my guess is that Rodgers will return to Green Bay and aim to retain his MVP crown while going after another Super Bowl victory with the team that drafted him 16 years ago.
The Packers have said repeatedly they have no intention on moving on from Rodgers, and why would they after he threw a league-best 48 touchdown passes last season. Rodgers is the MVP of the league and this team is far better with him than without him.
Assuming Rodgers returns, I don’t see the team keeping three quarterbacks as they have done in the past. Green Bay kept Tim Boyle on the roster last season but he was the backup behind Rodgers. Love should be the backup this year which takes away the need for a third quarterback on the roster.
Perhaps it will be similar to when the Packers drafted Brett Hundley. In his first year, the team kept Scott Tolzien as the backup QB. But the following season, they moved on from Tolzien and Hundley was the backup.
That means veteran Blake Bortles doesn’t make the roster, and sadly the same is true for Kurt Benkert, who has quickly become a fan favorite in Green Bay. Jake Dolegala also misses out.
The Packers entering 2021 with Rodgers and Love as the top two would be the best-case scenario.