The Green Bay Packersand their fans can finally take a deep breath. Aaron Rodgers is back with the team. The reigning NFL MVP will run it back for – at least – one more year before making a decision on his future.
Rodgers was nowhere to be found at the beginning of the Packers’ OTAs for the first time in his career. And some even speculated that he’d rather retire than come back to the team under the current circumstances.
But for now, we’ll get to see one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time back at Lambeau Field, which is great news for everyone except for the NFC North rival teams and one guy: Jordan Love.
Jordan Love Is Glad Rodgers Is Back
Jordan Love was going to be rushed into a starting role if Rodgers decided not to show up. Now, he’ll serve as the team’s backup and will try and absorb as much information from his mentor as he can.
“It’s obviously very great to have Aaron back just on this team,” Love said, as quoted by ClutchPoints. “Obviously, he’s a huge presence at the quarterback position and in the locker room, as well, and then as a leader on the team, so it’s great to have him back.”
Love said that he was getting mentally ready to be the starter. He never counted on Rodgers coming back because otherwise, he wouldn’t be prepared to take a step forward at the biggest stage:
“The whole time I had to convince myself that I was going to be the starter,” Love added. “That’s the only way you can look at that situation. I feel like if you don’t, you won’t be ready. That’s how I looked at it the whole way. In my head, he wasn’t coming back, I’ve got to get myself ready to be the starter.”
Love, while promising and talented, is still a ways away from being ready to be a starter in the NFL. But with Aaron Rodgers reportedly wanting out of the team at the end of the season. They may have no choice but to at least give him a chance.