Jordan Love will reportedly be the Green Bay Packers’ starting quarterback after all.
In their preseason opener, anyway.
On Tuesday, ESPN Packers beat writer Rob Demovsky reported that, according to Green Bay head coach Matt LaFleur, Aaron Rodgers will “most likely not” play at all during the preseason, and that Love “will play the majority of the game” against the Houston Texans on Saturday.
LaFleur said Kurt Benkert would finish the game at quarterback.
Here it is: Jordan Love will indeed start Saturday’s preseason opener against the Texans and “will play the majority of the game” and Kurt Benkert will finish it.— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) August 10, 2021
Coach Matt LaFleur said Aaron Rodgers will “most likely not” play in the preseason. pic.twitter.com/GClSM4L5yG
For months, there was growing belief that Love, the second-year player out of Utah State, would be the Packers’ starter as it was unclear if Rodgers was willing to continue to play for Green Bay.
At the end of July, however, the two sides reworked Rodgers’ contract to ensure he’d play this season, and the situation will be reviewed at the end of the campaign.
Rodgers won the 2020 NFL MVP award.