Jordan Love to Get First Taste of NFL Football With Aaron Rodgers Likely to Sit Out Packers’ Preseason Games

Published 08/10/2021, 2:15 PM EDT


For Green Bay Packers fans, the 2021 offseason was nothing short of a nightmare. With Aaron Rodgers wanting out and contract extension talks falling through star wideout Davante Adams, the future looked bleak for the franchise.

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But the Packers front office seems to have made some headway in terms some of fixing the situation. Albeit, temporarily. Aaron Rodgers has agreed to stay put in Green Bay for at least one more season.

While it could well be his last with the franchise, this offers Packers fans some solace. After all, who would want to lose the reigning MVP. 

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ASHWAUBENON, WISCONSIN – JULY 28: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers works out during training camp at Ray Nitschke Field on July 28, 2021 in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

But amidst all the drama, everyone seemed to forget about a young QB waiting on the sidelines for his opportunity. Jordan Love who enters his second season in the NFL is yet to play a minute of NFL football. 

But according to Packers head coach Matt LaFleur’s recent comments, Love might finally get his opportunity to shine.

Aaron Rodgers likely to sit out preseason ties

Talking to the media, Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said that he doesn’t expect Aaron Rodger to suit up for the Packers’ preseason ties. Instead, young Jordan Love is to get his first taste of NFL football.

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“I would say most likely not,” LaFleur said to reporters regarding Rodgers starting the preseason games. “Jordan is going to take the majority of the game and Kurt (Benkert) will go in there.”

While Aaron Rodgers is the go-to starter for the Packers for 2021, they know that they are aware that they’ll likely need to get used to Jordan Love under center from 2022. 

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Taking preseason snaps will be the ideal scenario to see just how much Love has progressed a year into his time with the Packers. Once touted not ready to take over from Rodgers, the stage is set for Jordan Love to prove his naysayers wrong in what is likely to be his audition to be the Packers’ QB1 in 2022.

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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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