3. Jordan Love will play
Aaron Rodgers wants to take every snap possible for the Packers, but LaFleur and his coaching staff know it’s important to get Jordan Love some work. The lopsided nature of the scoreline of this game in the fourth quarter will give the former Utah a star to gobble up some snaps.
That doesn’t mean he’ll even get to throw a single pass. Love’s duty may well be restricted to just handing the ball off to reserve Green Bay running backs to keep the clock running. At most, he’ll get a chance or two to throw the ball on third down to keep a drive alive.
There is still a strong probability that Love, not Rodgers, is going to start the 2022 regular season as the Packers’ starting quarterback. The work he’ll get this week against Pittsburgh isn’t going to suddenly prepare him to take on that massive responsibility, but it will be a small step in the right direction for the young signal-caller.
Again, this prediction is based on the idea that Green Bay will blow Pittsburgh out. Love isn’t going to see the field in a close game barring an injury to Rodgers. Look for him to be the figurative victory cigar for Green Bay’s comfortable victory.