Aaron Rodgers’ first season as the Green Bay Packers’ starting quarterback in 2008 earned him a contract extension after he won seven games. Meanwhile, in Jordan Love’s first season as QB1, the Packers need even more time to determine whether this is the franchise’s long-term destiny.
According to Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst, the overall offensive difficulties make measuring Jordan Love’s growth in his debut season as a starter impossible. The Packers are 25th in overall offense and haven’t scored a touchdown in the first half in their previous five games.
Despite ranking 27th in passer rating, Love didn’t have much support in his debut season as the replacement for four-time MVP Aaron Rodgers. The Packers’ 2020 first-round pick is mostly geared at rookies and second-year players who haven’t grown as swiftly as they would have liked.
The Packers extended Love to a contract extension through the 2024 season shortly after Rodgers was dealt to the New York Jets. That gives the Packers two seasons to assess whether Love is the long-term option. However, if the Packers continue to lag this season, they may end up with an early enough choice to choose one of the best quarterbacks in the draft.
The season of love has begun on a positive note. In the Packers’ first two games, he threw six touchdown passes and no interceptions. He then led the Packers to an 18-17 victory over the New Orleans Saints in the fourth quarter, scoring 18 straight points in the final 11 minutes. After throwing seven interceptions and four touchdown passes in four games for the Packers, he fizzled.
In his annual offseason news conference on Wednesday, Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst stated. I believe we have ten games remaining. These are ten crucial games.