Things for Jordan Love with the Green Bay Packers have him set as their backup for 2022.
However, it was once believed the young quarterback would take over for Aaron Rodgers.
But with Rodgers getting a new contract extension earlier in 2022, the future for Love as a potential starter is murky.
Would the Packers still want him as the replacement for their four-time MVP quarterback? Or are they willing to part ways with him when his contract expires?
With the Packers waiving quarterback Kurt Benkert, it seems they might keep Love as a backup and try to renew his contract as a continued backup.
However, could and should Love demand a trade out of Green Bay?
Love Currently Doesn’t Care If He Stays Or Goes In Green Bay
When Love was asked some questions about his situation recently in Green Bay, he had some interesting things to say.
The young quarterback isn’t thinking about his future with the Packers, something that could mean he wants out.
However, he is more focused on improving as a quarterback this season, and staying in Green Bay gives him Rodgers to study.
But it’s difficult for him to progress and learn from Rodgers when he doesn’t show up to mini-camp.
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— Kristina Sherman (@Kristin38747252) June 12, 2022
If improving is his principal goal, then remaining in Green Bay is the best choice for him.
However, if he wants to be a starter in 2022, or next season, demanding a now would give him better odds to become a starting QB.
But would that be the best move for him?
Love Wasn’t Good Filling In For Rodgers
Love got one start during the 2021 season.
However, that game saw him going against the Kansas City Chiefs.
While the task was a tall one, his defense kept the game close.
But he could not win the game that saw the Packers lose 7-13.
Chiefs beat Packers 13-7 -yeah…thanks Aaron.
— 104.1 The Hawk (@104thehawk) November 8, 2021
His totals for that game saw him with 190 passing yards, one touchdown, and one interception.
He also didn’t impress when filling in during games that Rodgers was pulled out of.
With him not living up to a starting quarterback type level, the market for him as a starting QB is slim.
This can also mean he’s now doomed to being a backup for his NFL career.
However, one person could change that for him.
Rodgers Needs To Leave His Ego Behind To Help Mould Love
The past two years have seen the MVP quarterback voice his feelings about Green Bay drafting Love.
However, if he really wants to help that legacy of his in Green Bay, he needs to leave his ego at home.
That would allow him to work with Love to become that next all-star quarterback.
If Rodgers wants something to brag about, moulding the next talented quarterback would be something to brag about.
But is he willing to do this for the good for Green Bay and the betterment of his legacy?
With him missing the early season workouts, it’s doubtful.
It can also give Love the reason he needs to leave Green Bay and demand a trade.