Quarterbacks make the world go round, and they certainly power the universe of sports takes. And if you’re inclined to fire of some incendiary sports opinions, the Packers’ quarterback situation has been a gold mine for some time.
Is it really, though? Despite a seeming unrelenting wave of headlines, the Packers enter 2022 in essentially the same spot as they were in 2020: Aaron Rodgers is the unquestioned starter, Jordan Love waits in the wings, and it’s not clear when any of that is going to change.
Maybe it’ll be 2023. Maybe it’ll be 2024. Maybe we’re stuck in this cycle until the heat death of the universe.
Maybe the lesson is, as always, that the takes don’t matter. Nobody who’s claimed to know anything about what Rodgers or the Packers will do has ever really turned out to be correct, which means we’re all better off just waiting to see what actually happens. For now, that means another season with Rodgers at the helm — with questions looming beyond.
Even if both sides downplay it a bit, it’s hard to not see a master and apprentice relationship here.
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Predictably, the Packers rank pretty high here.
Samori Toure and Tariq Carpenter have opportunities to pitch in on special teams.
It’s become an annual tradition in Green Bay: predicting that there’s no way the Packers win as many games as they’re expected to.
You’d think this is one of those things that’s a record just because nobody’s done it before, but apparently pushing a peanut up Pike’s Peak with your nose has been some people’s idea of fun for quite a while.