The Green Bay Packers are transitioning from Aaron Rodgers to Jordan Love as the quarterback.
For better or worse, it is the Jordan Love era of Green Bay Packers football, now and going forward.
After 30-plus years of hall-of-fame-level quarterback play, the Packers decided to move on from their most gifted playmaker ever in Aaron Rodgers. His eccentric personality and unpredictable offseason escapades played a huge part in Green Bay trading him to the New York Jets in the lead-up to the 2023 NFL Draft. He is also pushing 40-years-old. So what’s Love got to do with it?
Well, if the Packers still employed Rodgers they would probably win these four games Love won’t.
Green Bay Packers lose these four games with Jordan Love, not Aaron Rodgers
4. Week 11: vs. Los Angeles Chargers (Sunday, Nov. 19)
This one might have gone either way, but being at a quarterback disparity with Love going up against the physical freak that is Justin Herbert could be a major issue for the Packers. While I don’t trust Los Angeles Chargers head coach Brandon Staley any further than I can throw him, Love must earn my respect. Weather could be in Green Bay’s favor, but they don’t have Herbert.
My favorite thing about Herbert as a quarterback is his ability to make fast, hard and accurate throws into tight windows. He has the howitzer of a power pitcher, but the touch of a middle infielder. It serves the Bolts big time going forward to build a championship-caliber football team around him. It should be pointed out not all that long ago Love and Herbert were draft classmates.
See, this is what a true franchise quarterback looks like. Nobody denies what the Chargers have in Herbert. He has the chance to be every bit as good as Philip Rivers and Dan Fouts were before him. As for Love, he will have to make the most of what he’s got in a rare meeting vs. the Chargers. It is at home vs. a better team, but Rodgers would have found a way to win this one for Green Bay.
And if the Packers were to have lost at the Pittsburgh Steelers the week prior, Rodgers would win.