Aaron Rodgers Reveals the Conversations He Had With Jordan Love During the Offseason

Published 08/05/2021, 11:40 AM EDT
CHICAGO, IL – JANUARY 03: Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) talks into a headset for a post game interview after the Green Bay Packers defeated the Chicago Bears on January 03, 2021 at Soldier Field in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)


The 2021 NFL offseason was a bad time to be a Green Bay Packers fan. Franchise quarterback Aaron Rodgers was flirting with the idea of switching teams or retiring altogether, contracts extension talks with star wideout Davante Adams had fallen through. In short, the past couple of months have been a nightmare to be a Cheesehead.

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But now some parity seems to have been restored at the Packers camp. Aaron Rodgers has seemingly showed up to training camp while putting forwards multiple demands. Demands that so far the Packers front office seems to be paying heed to.

Apart from allowing Rodgers to have the flexibility to choose his future beyond 2021, the front office also traded in former Packers Randall Cobb on their quarterback’s request.

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But amidst all this drama one seemed to forget that the Green Bay Packers had a 2020 first-round pick quarterback waiting for his opportunity to lead the side.

Jordan Love quietly went about his business as Aaron Rodgers failed to turn up for OTAs and minicamp. But now with Rodgers back, Love knows he’ll have to wait.

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But all of this was apparently not a shock for Love. As Aaron Rodgers recently revealed that he had constantly kept the young QB in the loop regarding his decision making.

Aaron Rodgers looking out for Jordan Love

Speaking to ESPN, Aaron Rodgers revealed that young Jordan Love was constantly kept in the loop about how things were proceeding with the Packers.

“I reached out a number of times to check on him. See how he’s doing,” Rodgers said. “I didn’t hold things from him. I let him know where I was at mentally and what I was thinking about. And hopefully he appreciated that.”

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Rodgers drew parallels with his early years in the league where had to sit out his first two seasons for Hall of Famer Brett Favre.

ASHWAUBENON, WISCONSIN – JULY 29: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers works out during training camp at Ray Nitschke Field on July 29, 2021 in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

“I just felt that’s what I would want in that situation, just to hear from the guy. And also, there’s a love and an appreciation and a friendship there, just like it was with me and Brett. So I wanted to make sure I checked in with him and let him know I was thinking about him,” he said.

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This clearly shows the side of Aaron Rodgers where he always ensures that his teammates are cared for. Rodgers once said he wanted to retire as a Packer. While that could still be reality, as things stand it’s rather difficult to decipher what’s going on inside the brain of the ever bewildering Aaron Rodgers

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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