What should the Packers do with quarterback Jordan Love?

Green Bay Packers, Jordan Love - Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
Green Bay Packers, Jordan Love - Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports /

We all know the story of Aaron Rodgers taking the helm from Brett Favre as the Green Bay Packers‘ starting quarterback.

How Rodgers took over from a franchise veteran and how the fans felt skeptical about the QB out of the University of California.

At the time of Rodgers being drafted, he was supposed to be seen as a piece for the future but was instead seen as a threat to the career of Favre.

The Packers opted to use a method often overlooked in today’s game, which is letting a quarterback sit behind a veteran and learn the game from them.

Sitting behind a veteran like Favre will give any rookie quarterback a chance to get some insight and be more prepared for it. From here, the rest is history.

Packers’ shock draft pick in 2020

The 2020 draft rolls around and the Packers are looking to go all the way this year after a crushing defeat in the NFC Championship Game.

Something needed to change. Many believed that Rodgers could use a wide receiver to take them to the promised land.

Receivers such as Tee Higgins and Michael Pittman were still on the board. Fans were shocked to hear the name Jordan Love out of Utah State.

However, with this pick came familiarity. Comparisons between the Jordan Love pick and the Aaron Rodgers selection back in 2005.

The Packers have been getting to the playoffs every year, reaching the NFC title game twice in three years.

Love was set to become the successor to Rodgers and take over as QB1 in the next few seasons. However, this was cut short with Rodgers becoming one of the highest-paid players of all-time for the next four seasons.

The future with or without Jordan Love

Love has two years left on his contract.

So far, we have only seen Love fully show what he can do against the Kansas City Chiefs. Love had a decent game, making 19 completions out of 34 attempts with one touchdown and one interception.

This is not exactly a bad showing and the game could have gone the Packers’ way. Apart from this game, we have not seen Love much.

Some fans say he is a flop, some say he will be good, but this does not change the fact the Packers have taken a quarterback in the first round that won’t see any game time unless Aaron Rodgers gets hurt.

So, what should the Packers do?

Well, there is only really one option and that would be to trade him for picks in the upcoming draft.

The Packers could wait and see what happens to Rodgers, but why would the Packers swap out a quarterback who has been solid ever since he started?

Whatever the case, the Packers have a lot on their plate. If they play it smart, they can get a lot from the quarterback and can either bring in a new leader on offense or get some picks for the future.