- The Green Bay Packers are rumored to be offering Aaron Rodgers a huge contract extension
- This rumor paints a bleak picture of one Packers draft pick
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It appears the Green Bay Packers are finally ready to admit they were horribly wrong. It only took two full seasons. Two seasons that could have ended very differently if they hadn’t made on egregious mistake in the draft. Two seasons of Jordan Love was all it took for the Packers to realize they had made a terrible mistake.
NFL analyst Benjamin Albright was asked a question about Jimmy Garoppolo’s future and his answer included some interesting insight into the Green Bay Packers.
I don't know. Everyone is eyeing the Raiders situation and if they extend Carr or not. (They should).
Washington and Houston jump out.
People have suggested Denver but I don't think that's a thing. They're all-in on Rodgers, but I hear GB is trying offering him a monster deal. https://t.co/tMM45yFbKi
— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) February 4, 2022
On the surface, the report doesn’t actually say anything about Jordan Love. It just tells us that the Green Bay Packers really want Aaron Rodgers back after he put in another fantastic season.
In reality, it tells everything we need to know about where they stand with Jordan Love.
Jordan Love is already 2 years into his rookie contract. He has started one game and scored 7 points against a mediocre Chiefs defense. He has two years left on his deal and the team has a 5th-year option.
Aaron Rodgers still has a year left on his contract with the Packers. That means an extension would keep him on the team through the end of Love’s contract. That would make it look like the Packers are completely throwing in the towel on Jordan Love.
If 2 more years of Aaron Rodgers becomes a reality, Jordan Love would have to go down as one of the worst draft picks in NFL history. If we’ve ever seen a quarterback drafted in round 1 and then never even compete for starting job, I definitely don’t remember the QB.
To make matters worse, the Packers drafted Love instead of getting Rodgers any help on offense. They could have used that pick to select Tee Higgins or Michael Pittman so Rodgers would have more than Davante Adams and Aaron Jones to throw to in big games. They could have used the pick to try and fix their issues defending the run.
Instead, the Green Bay Packers spent a 1st round pick on a quarterback they appear ready to give up on after two years. At least they appear ready to admit to Aaron Rodgers that they were wrong.