Aaron Rodgers is a simple scapegoat for the floundering Inexperienced Bay Packers, and one NFL analyst believes it is probably not lengthy earlier than he’s handed on the depth chart by third-year quarterback Jordan Love.
In a current column outlining Rodgers’ fall from grace this season, Bleacher Report’s Kristopher Knox suggests it might be within the Packers’ greatest curiosity to experience out the remainder of the 12 months with Love underneath middle to judge if he components into the workforce’s long-term plans.
“Inexperienced Bay wants to determine what it has in Love shortly A) due to the looming possibility choice and B) as a result of the 2023 draft is quick approaching,” Knox stated. “If the season ended proper now, the Packers would maintain the twelfth general choose. That could be too low for a prospect like C.J. Stroud or Bryce Younger, however quarterbacks like Will Levis and Anthony Richardson might be obtainable.
“If the Packers aren’t offered on Love, they should severely think about using their high choose on one other quarterback. The top could also be coming prior to many anticipated for Rodgers, who overtly admitted that he wasn’t adequate on Thursday.”
Rodgers has been coping with a lingering thumb damage for weeks. He not too long ago admitted that his thumb has been hit in each sport and that a while off would enable it to heal correctly.
In resting the 38-year-old QB and inserting Love into the beginning lineup, Inexperienced Bay might kill two birds with one stone.
Love will earn simply $4 million in 2023, however his fifth-year possibility will seemingly price Inexperienced Bay within the neighborhood of $20 million the next 12 months. If the Packers decide Love is their QB of the longer term, they might clear greater than $31 million in cap area in 2024 by buying and selling Rodgers elsewhere.
Love has performed in simply two video games in 2022, finishing 6 of 9 passes for 73 yards. He’s tried simply 71 passes and he has extra interceptions (3) than touchdowns (2) in his NFL profession.