NFL insider says he’s ‘fascinated’ by 1 team’s looming QB decision

A player warms up next to the NFL logo painted on the field prior to the NFL match between the Seattle Seahawks and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Allianz Arena on November 13, 2022 in Munich, Germany.
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It’s a brave new world for the Green Bay Packers, who traded future Hall-of-Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers to the New York Jets after being their starter for the past 15 years.

They will now hand the ball to QB Jordan Love, who has been waiting patiently for the last three years after taking them with the No. 26 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

The Packers will have until Tuesday to decide whether to pick up his fifth-year option, and NFL insider Ian Rapoport says he is “fascinated” by the decision they will have to make on Love.

According to Rapoport, picking up Love’s fifth-year option would mean paying him $20 million in fully guaranteed money for the 2024 season.

The other option is to decline the option and let Love enter the offseason as a free agent and possibly use the franchise tag to keep him.

However, this would cost the Packers a lot of money.

Love has appeared in 10 games so far in the pros, and has attempted just 83 passes.

At this point, it’s almost impossible to predict how well he’ll be as the starting signal-caller, as 10 games and 83 attempted passes is a small sample size.

Ironically, Rodgers sat for his first three seasons in the NFL before current starter Brett Favre was traded to the Jets in 2008, as Rodgers was last week.

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