Brett Favre Believes Aaron Rodgers Hold Out Provides Green Bay Unique Opportunity To Study Jordan Love

Published 06/16/2021, 10:05 AM EDT
ASHWAUBENON, WISCONSIN – JUNE 09: Jordan Love #10 of the Green Bay Packers works out during training camp at Ray Nitschke Field on June 09, 2021 in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)


OTAs arrived. No sign of Aaron Rodgers. Minicamp came around, and still no sign of Aaron Rodgers. The Green Bay Packers QB1 is officially holding out. 

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The Green Bay Packers front office and Aaron Rodgers have beef. There’s no doubt about it. How they will proceed to hopefully mitigate this crisis remains to be seen. 

But former Packers QB Brett Favre believes it’s not all gloom and doom for the franchise. Regardless of what happens, the three-time MVP feels the Green Bay Packers must utilize this time in hand to make the most in figuring out the apparent heir to the Rodgers’ throne — Jordan Love. 

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Aaron Rodgers no show provides Jordan Love invaluable experience

During a segment of his podcast ‘Bolling with Favre’, the former Packers franchise QB said he wasn’t surprised with Rodgers holding out. After all, it’s not the first time a player has done the same. 

“No one should be surprised. In the big picture, I don’t know what’s gonna happen. But I’ll say this, it’s mandatory minicamp, he missed it, (but) they’re probably not going to fine him. It’s not the first time someone has missed mandatory minicamp, OTAs, or mandatory participation whatever it may be,” Favre said. 

Sep 27, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) looks to pass against the New Orleans Saints. The two sides met at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

But more importantly than Aaron Rodgers, Favre believes it’s time for the Packers to test the waters on Jordan Love, the quarterback they had drafted in 2020 to eventually replace Rodgers.

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“For Jordan Love and for the offense, assuming that Aaron Rodgers doesn’t show up, this is such valuable time. This is the time, that Matt LaFleur or any head coach will do his due diligence

Now you’re really kind of studying what Jordan Love does best, what he does similar to Aaron, how that relates to how I call the game in the future. Do I do certain formations and plays that Aaron ran well because Jordan seems to run these well, or is he a totally different quarterback?”

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Love has been a mixed bag at minicamp so far, impressing on few occasions and faltering on others, it’s clear that he perhaps isn’t quite ready to fill in Rodgers’ shoes just yet. 

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But getting in reps as the side’s QB1 will give the young quarterback the chance to grow and get used to an offense that he will eventually have to take over someday rather sooner than later.

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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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