As Jordan Love led the Green Bay Packers on an impressive four-play touchdown drive in the fourth quarter, fans across the world had the same thought.
Is it time?
Has Aaron Rodgers played his final snap in Green Bay? Is Love about to get his opportunity?
Rodgers has been playing with a broken thumb, and on Sunday night, he suffered a ribs injury that forced him out of the game.
He now has two injuries. Meanwhile, the Packers have lost eight games, all but ending their playoff hopes.
With a decision on Love’s fifth-year option to come in the spring, it makes sense for the Packers to give him an opportunity as the QB1 in the final five games of the season, with Rodgers going to injured reserve.
In limited action, Love impressed on Sunday night. He made some beautiful throws, got the ball out fast, and looked like a starting quarterback.
He went 6/9 for 113 yards and a touchdown. He had a passer rating of 146.8.
But it was a small sample size. It would be great to see what he can do in four quarters with a full week of practice behind him.
And with a bye coming up, Matt LaFleur could adjust the offense to play to Love’s strengths in the final stretch of the season.
Whether this happens remains to be seen. It will likely depend on Rodgers’ injury.
But if Rodgers is held out of the remaining games due to injury, there’s a very real possibility this is the end.
Despite signing a new deal in the offseason, there is no guarantee the four-time MVP will be back in 2023. Perhaps he will choose to keep playing, but he may also decide enough is enough and retire.
The Packers’ season is over. But has Aaron Rodgers’ career in Green Bay also come to an end?
Has he played his final snap for the Packers? It is now the million-dollar question.