“The Future Is Now Old”: NFL Fans Demand Packers Aaron Rodgers Bench For Jordan Love For Rest Of Season

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:

Too bad Jordan Love couldn’t have finished it off with a full toss in the end zone … because it felt a bit like Aaron Rodgers did more than pass the ball tonight. It seemed that perhaps the torch had been passed.

The Packers aren’t mathematically out, but this is the perfect opportunity to play Jordan Love the rest of the way. Their 39-year-old future QB has two serious injuries. Their 2019 first-round pick just led two excellent series. 12 will fight but it’s time.

@packers It’s time for his era on this team to end!!!

@packers In fact, I am part owner of the Packers. On behalf of the entire organization, I thank Aaron Rodgers for his time in Green Bay. We wish you the best.

@packers Sorry, but it’s time to bench Aaron Rodgers and have Jordan Love quarterback for the rest of the season. Because we’re 4-8, the season is over, there’s nothing else to play for, so you might as well see what the kids got.

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 Packers v Philadelphia Eagles
Green Bay Packers v Philadelphia Eagles

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.

Aaron Rodgers said he suffered a rib injury. He was worried about a punctured lung. Lung is fine. “I couldn’t really breathe and I couldn’t really rotate my body.” Rodgers expects to play next week in Chicago “as there is no major structural damage.”

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.

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