A difficult season for Aaron Rodgers hit rock bottom last Sunday in Detroit when he threw three interceptions before the end of the third quarter, his highest single-game total in almost five years. All three of the picks came in the red zone, marking the first time in his career that Rodgers had given the ball away while within striking distance of a score.
Unless he goes on a complete tear, Rodgers won’t even be considered for an MVP award after this season. In fact, he may find himself watching from the bench, at least according to a former teammate.
Former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings thinks the club could sit quarterback Aaron Rodgers and play Jordan Love.
“Sooner rather than later,” Jennings said during Wednesday’s edition of FS1’s “The Carton Show.”
“Look at their schedule. The next three games, you got the Cowboys coming in this week. You got the Titans coming in a few days later, and then you gotta go to Philly to play the Eagles. I believe that if they lose two of these three games, which they likely could lose all three, it’s done. You gotta see what Jordan Love can do.”
Jennings has a history of criticizing Rodgers but he made valid points.
The 38-year-old signed a massive contract extension with the Packers in March, but his play on the field shows he might be headed towards retirement sooner rather than later.
Love is a first-round selection from the 2020 draft who has attempted only 71 total NFL regular-season passes. 42 of those have been completed for 484 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions.
If the team finds themselves eliminated from playoff contention, nothing is stopping them from putting in Love to see what he has. The Packers must make a decision about the fifth-year option attached to Love’s rookie contract next spring.
Things got so much better this Sunday when Rodgers threw for 224 yard and three total on Sunday to improve Green Bay’s record to 4-6 after an OT victory over the Dallas Cowboys.