The 2022 season hasn’t even started yet and there’s already some speculation about who will start at quarterback for the Green Bay Packers in 2022.
Will Aaron Rodgers be the guy? Or will he retire? Is Jordan Love ready to be a starting quarterback in the NFL?
You might as well get prepared for those questions if you’re a Packers fan — you’re going to hear them a lot over the next six to eight months.
ESPN, however, thinks they know the answer to those questions.
Dan Graziano, a staff writer for ESPN, made a prediction this week for the Packers quarterback situation in 2023. He thinks Rodgers will run it back one more time.
Graziano described Love taking over for Rodgers in 2023 as a “long shot”.
Rodgers returns for 2023. He’s scheduled to earn almost $60 million in 2023, which you would think would provide some incentive. And he seems pretty determined to keep Jordan Love on the bench.
Rodgers is a true wild card — he’s unpredictable as a person and a football player.
But even as unpredictable as Rodgers can be, I don’t think he can walk away from $60 million. I know there’s talk about his desire to win, winning another championship, or just the guys in the locker room, but most decisions come down to finances.
And I don’t care how much money Rodgers has made in his career, $60 million would be tough for anyone not named Jeff Bezos to walk away from.
We’ll see how it plays out over the next year, but I have a feeling ESPN is going to nail this prediction.
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