Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has had a hell of a season in 2022.
After losing Davante Adams in the offseason to the Las Vegas Raiders, Rodgers and the Packers just haven’t been the same. Their loss against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football saw them fall to a disappointing 4-8 on the season.
The loss essentially ruled them out of a playoff spot, even though mathematically they’re still not out.
Backup Jordan Love filled in for the injured Rodgers against the Eagles and looked decent when he threw a 63-yard touchdown run to Christian Watson. Love’s performance was strong enough for NFL fans to suggest that he should start over with Rodgers. One fan tweeted:
“The future is now, old man.”
Here are some more reactions:
Aaron Rodgers hasn’t looked like his usual MVP best in 2022 and many have called for a quarterback trade. With Green Bay’s season basically over and dusted offthe loud screams of jordan love start over Rodgers now have become deafening.
Will it happen?
Aaron Rodgers and Packers’ season down the drain with Eagles loss
Green Bay simply had to beat Philadelphia on Sunday Night Football to keep their slim hopes of a playoff spot alive. However, with their eighth loss of the season, those hopes appear to be over.
As mentioned above, Jordan Love entered for the injured Aaron Rodgers, who said after the game that he suffered a rib injury and was having trouble breathing. Love, who has been much maligned since he came to Wisconsin, looked much better than he did before.
He completed six of his nine passes for 113 yards and that touchdown to Watson on a slant route. Reigning MVP Rodgers wasn’t too bad despite two interceptions from him, as he completed 11 of his 16 passes for 140 yards and two touchdowns.
The 40-33 loss, for most, is the green light that will give Love the keys to the team for the rest of the season. There will clearly be a pushback from Rodgers, but most Packers fans seem to feel it’s time to pass the torch.
This is usually how the turn starts. A young quarterback fills in for an injured veteran, plays well, and as they say, the rest is history. Will we remember this Sunday night’s game as the beginning of the end for Aaron Rodgers? Many seem to think so.