Green Bay Packers quarterback Jordan Love is trending on social media on Sunday, but not because he could potentially start next season. He’s expected to be the backup after ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Packers are willing to go all-in for Rodgers.
That means that they’re willing to spend to the cap and spread it into future years as well. This would be massive for the Packers as Rodgers won the NFL MVP award for the second straight season. He finished with 37 touchdowns and four interceptions off 4,115 passing yards.
Packers are prepared to go all in for Aaron Rodgers in 2022, spending as close to the cap this year and spreading it into future years as much as possible, per sources. Saints used this approach for Drew Brees and Green Bay willing to deploy that model to further entice Rogers.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 13, 2022
Green Bay is still searching for its first Super Bowl berth with Rodgers since 2011. That year, the Packers took down the Steelers 31-25 to win their first and only Super Bowl thus far with Rodgers. If Rodgers does come back, that would spell trouble for Love.
He’d be the backup to Rodgers again after he was drafted to be his heir apparent. The NFL world on social media had some fun at Love’s expense after the Rodgers news came out.
Gonna prank Jordan Love when he becomes the starter pic.twitter.com/5gB6j9he7E
— an abstraction of wahoo (formerly arsenicsyndrome) (@vaxxmaxxing) February 13, 2022
Jordan Love by the time he’s a starter pic.twitter.com/YQWrcTWYmK
— Sawyer (@WIConservative1) February 13, 2022
is Jordan Love the worst draft pick in NFL history? https://t.co/UNxk11lwVC
— Jeremy Layton (@JeremyLayt0n) February 13, 2022
— Auto-Santos (@Donnell2Santos) February 13, 2022
I don’t know who needs to hear this, but the drafting of Jordan Love can only be viewed through the lens of the facts at the time.
No one, even Aaron Rodgers’ biggest fans, predicted he’d be a back-to-back MVP after the 15-19 stretch.
— Peter Bukowski (@Peter_Bukowski) February 13, 2022
The Jordan Love pick was as bad as everyone said it was https://t.co/i5ygK3K8NX
— Sigmund Bloom (@SigmundBloom) February 13, 2022
The Packers traded up for Jordan Love and Aaron was like … yeah, he’s never going to play. 😂😂 https://t.co/cspcXip2Zp
— brian heintz (@bheintzskol) February 13, 2022
I’ll give the Packers credit.
They are desperately trying to not waste time and money on what appears to be one of the worst sunk costs in recent memory in Jordan Love. https://t.co/rddDzicBOY
— Dhruv Koul (@DhruvKoul) February 13, 2022
Love appeared in six games this season and finished with two touchdowns and three interceptions on 411 passing yards. If Rodgers does decide to come back, it will only make the Love pick even more questionable.