The Green Bay Packers are in a transition period after Jordan Love took over as starting quarterback.
In some ways, his NFL journey is identical to his predecessor, Aaron Rodgers.
It took three seasons before Rodgers took over from Brett Favre.
That’s the same amount of seasons Love waited before becoming QB1.
Therefore, the four-time NFL Most Valuable Player has become his mentor when preparing for the more significant role.
That’s why the former Utah State standout was bummed when Rodgers’ 2023 season abruptly ended.
“I can’t speak for him, but I know him. He’s a competitive person, and I have no doubt he’ll be back. He’ll kill it in recovery and be back.” Love said.
Jordan Love was watching the game Monday night. He said Aaron Rodgers' injury "sucks" but offered his predecessor full support: "I can't speak for him, but I know him. He's a very competitive person, and I have no doubt he'll be back. He'll kill it in recovery and be back."
— Ryan Wood (@ByRyanWood) September 13, 2023
Rodgers lasted only four snaps during their season-opener against the Buffalo Bills.
The New York Jets’ offensive line failed to account for Leonard Floyd, allowing him to sack Rodgers and cause the injury.
That injury seriously threatens the Jets’ playoff and Super Bowl aspirations.
But as Love mentioned, Rodgers’ fighting spirit will drive him to come back in 2024.
After all, he signed a two-year deal with New York and agreed to a pay cut.
As for Love, he applied the lessons he learned from Rodgers to lead the Packers over the Chicago Bears in Week 1.
Love completed 15 passes for 245 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions.
He also added 12 rushing yards on three carries.
After years of waiting, he looked to be worthy of inheriting the iconic Packers starting quarterback position.
If he’s as good or better than Rodgers, Packers fans are in for another thrilling ride to glory.NEXT: Packers Player Calls Out NFL After Aaron Rodgers' Injury