Fortunately for the Green Bay Packers, this offseason has been much smoother than the last when it comes to the quarterback position.
Packers fans waited all summer in 2021 to find out Rodgers’ decision on his future. He made up his mind far quicker this past offseason.
Let’s take a look at the Packers’ quarterback room ahead of training camp.
Back-to-back MVP winner Aaron Rodgers has committed to playing for the Packers in 2022. He is still playing some of the best football of his career and will hope to lead another great offense this season.
It means that Jordan Love must continue to wait for his opportunity to become QB1. Love enters year three. For now, his focus needs to be on improving his game and continuing his development.
As last season showed, you never know when an opportunity to start might come up.
Kurt Benkert was released earlier this summer, giving him time to find a new team before the start of the season. It means that Danny Etling is the frontrunner for the third-string job, although he likely won’t make the 53-man roster.
Coming off consecutive MVP seasons, expectations are understandably high for Rodgers.
However, Rodgers will be without the man he has connected with 238 times over the past two seasons: All-Pro wide receiver Davante Adams.
Rodgers will need to quickly build chemistry with rookie wide receivers Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs, and Samori Toure, and free-agent addition Sammy Watkins. In the meantime, he may lean on reliable veterans Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb.
Even with a new-look wide receiver corps, expectations will be high for Rodgers and the Packers’ offense.
Green Bay’s defense looks great on paper, which is good news. But as long as Rodgers is the Packers’ QB1, he remains the key to another Super Bowl run.