Watch: Greg Jennings thinks Packers could bench Aaron Rodgers for Jordan Love
Former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings thinks the club could sit quarterback Aaron Rodgers and play Jordan Love.
“Sooner rather than later,” Jennings said about the 3-6 Packers possibly benching Rodgers this fall during Wednesday’s edition of FS1’s “The Carton Show,” as shared by Hunter Hodies of The Spun. “Look at their schedule. The next three games, you got the Cowboys coming in this week. You got the Titans coming in a few days later, and then you gotta go to Philly to play the Eagles. I believe that if they lose two of these three games, which they likely could lose all three, it’s done. You gotta see what Jordan Love can do.”
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— The Carton Show (@TheCartonShow) November 9, 2022
Jennings has a history of criticizing Rodgers but nevertheless made solid points. Per ESPN stats, Rodgers is 16th among eligible signal-callers with an 89.0 passer rating and 27th with a 36.3 total QBR this season. The 38-year-old signed a massive contract extension with the Packers in March, but his previous actions and comments suggest he could retire or request a trade at any point and seemingly without warning.
Meanwhile, Love is a first-round selection from the 2020 draft who has attempted only 71 total NFL regular-season passes. He completed 42 of those throws (59.2%) for 484 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions.
The Packers must make a decision about the fifth-year option attached to Love’s rookie contract next spring. If they’re eliminated from the upcoming playoffs before Christmas, giving the 24-year-old live reps next month and in early January could help them make a call about his future and also showcase him to would-be buyers ahead of the offseason.