The Green Bay Packers have made the call to start Jordan Love in Friday night’s first preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers.
The team is still set on him possibly being a part of their future. However, at a certain point, the franchise will come to a crossroads.
Love is entering his third season with only one game starting under his belt. Aaron Rodgers, who is the back-to-back MVP, is showing no signs of slowing down.
How long will it be before Green Bay decides either to get rid of Love or name him the starter?
After signing a new three-year deal this offseason, Rodgers will remain the franchise quarterback in Green Bay for the foreseeable future. His elite play speaks for itself.
If he plays out the remainder of that deal, Love would have to be given a second contract because he would then be entering his sixth season. Packers brass would then have to decide if they have seen enough from Love to give him a new contract even if he hasn’t seen a whole lot of game action during the regular season.
It is an interesting situation.
There are great quarterbacks that come out every year in the NFL Draft. That is the truth. So, would the Packers think about trading Love for impactful pieces that could help them out in the foreseeable future?
Maybe they could trade for an impactful receiver who could help the team get Aaron Rodgers his second ring. It will all be up to head coach Matt LaFleur and the Green Bay front office.
It is extremely unlikely that Love could beat Rodgers out for the starting job while No. 12 is still playing.
Gutekunst had this to say Wednesday about how Love is progressing this offseason: “I think he’s really stacked days and I think you’re starting to see a little more consistency…I think you’re seeing more consistent day-to-day decision-making.”
It is clear Jordan Love has grown every single season as a backup to Aaron Rodgers. However, Rodgers does not appear to be slowing down anytime soon.
So, will the Packers be inclined to offer Love a second contract even if Rodgers is playing well? Or will they trade him for immediate assets that can help the team win now? Time will tell.