The Green Bay Packers opted to move forward with Jordan Love as their quarterback, having traded Aaron Rodgers to the New York Jets last month. Naturally, the decision led everyone to believe that Love was being viewed as the face of the franchise for the foreseeable future. But, as it turns out, that’s not necessarily the case.
The Packers haven’t picked up the QB’s fifth-year option and GM Brian Gutekunst has provided a bit of insight into why that is, having previously explained the team’s position on Rodgers. The option would be triggered in 2024 and is worth north of $20 million.
“It’s a lot of money for a guy who hasn’t played,” Gutekunst pointed out, per ESPN.
The aforementioned sum is a result of the player’s first-round draft capital.
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But Gutekunst did indicate that Love is the player they’re resting their fortunes on for now. “At the same time, obviously we’re moving forward with him,” he added.
Should Love have any doubts regarding how the team feels about him, he only needs to remember the Packers have handed him the offense while making multiple draft moves to help him succeed as the signal-caller set to usher them into the post-Rodgers era.
While they drafted a defensive player in the first round, Green Bay picked tight end Luke Musgrave and wide receiver Jayden Reed in the second round.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.