Unlike a year ago, there is no uncertainty at quarterback for the Green Bay Packers.
The reigning back-to-back MVP is returning for at least one more year, so there will be no questions about his future between now and training camp like last summer.
Green Bay’s depth chart at quarterback is also easy to predict.
Packers QB depth chart predictions in 2022
- Aaron Rodgers
- Jordan Love
For the 15th season in a row, Aaron Rodgers is Green Bay’s QB1. That alone is an impressive achievement.
Even better are his numbers over the past two seasons.
Rodgers might be nearing the end of his career, but his recent play doesn’t show this in the slightest.
Since the start of the 2020 season, Rodgers has completed slightly under 70 percent of his passes for 8,414 yards, 85 touchdowns, and just nine interceptions. His passer rating over that time is 116.7.
Pair Rodgers’ MVP-level play with an elite defense, and Green Bay could be tough to stop in 2022.
Jordan Love wasn’t traded during the 2022 NFL Draft this past April. That would’ve been the time to do it had the Packers wished.
The Packers’ decision to release third-string quarterback Kurt Benkert all but confirms Love is staying in Green Bay. With Love remaining the backup, there is no room on the 53-man roster for any other quarterback.
And it makes sense. Had Rodgers said that he was going to play at least two or three more seasons, it would be a different story. But the MVP remains undecided on when he will retire, saying it will be a year-to-year decision.
That means Rodgers could retire in 2023, which would give the Packers one year of Love as their starter. Two if they exercise his fifth-year option next offseason.
But that’s a question for the future. For 2022, it will be Rodgers and Love as the Packers’ top two quarterbacks.