Green Bay Packers Confirm They Are in the Market for a New Quarterback

Published 08/16/2021, 1:45 PM EDT


The Green Bay Packers are spoilt for riches when it comes to quarterbacks. With reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers on their roster alongside 2020 first-round pick Jordan Love, the Packers have some depth in their QB room.

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But the franchise could soon hit the market for another play-caller. The franchise which enters the 2021 NFL season as the reigning NFC North champions despite having the likes of Rodgers and Love are suddenly looking thin due to an injury that Jordan Love picked up in his first NFL start. 

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The young QB who suited up against the Houston Texans on Sunday for his side’s first preseason game could only play till the first half before being withdrawn due to a knock to the shoulder. 

With Aaron Rodgers set to skip preseason games altogether, the Packers confirmed that they might have to look for a new QB again. 

Green Bay Packers monitoring their options 

While the Packers reassured that Love’s injury was nothing too serious, the quarterback might end up missing the side’s second preseason tie. 

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“He’s doing fine. It’s something, though, that’s significant enough where he could miss a couple of days of practice,” said LaFleur via the Packers official website“We’ll see where he’s at, at the end of the week, but we’re going to kind of take it day-to-day.”

Love picked up 122 passing yards and a touchdown during his Packers debut before being taken off after taking a hit during a strip-sack by Texans’ Jonathan Greenard.

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Aug 14, 2021; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Jordan Love (10) passes the ball against the Houston Texans in the first quarter during the game at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

With the side now down to just one active QB in third-stringer, Kurt Benkert, Packers GM Brian Gutekunst said that the side will indeed look at free-agent options.  

“We’re going to look at a few options,” Gutekunst said. “Matt and I are going to sit down tonight and kind of figure that out. But we’ll obviously protect the team, make sure we have somebody here.”

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The Packers earlier had quarterbacks Blake Bortles and Jake Dolegala on their roster at the start of training camp but later cut them to meet the league’s mandatory roster reduction. 

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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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