There has been nothing but lingering dialogue since the Green Bay Packers moved up to take Jordan Love in the first round in this year’s draft. It’s been a constant discussion around Aaron Rodgers’ long-term future with the franchise. Rogers has addressed the matter on multiple occasions throughout the last few months about his feelings toward the move. However, his teammate, Davante Adams, best knows how he feels about Love’s presence on the roster.
Reaction to Packers drafting Jordan Love
The Packers knew that moving up in the draft to take Jordan Love would shift the conversation over Aaron Rodgers’ future.
That has been the central focus around the franchise for the last few months. The two-time league MVP has continually faced questions about his thoughts about having a first-round quarterback as his backup. Although it’s a move that doesn’t thrill Rodgers, he has voiced that he understands why the team made the move.
He also voiced that he knows his time in Green Bay may end a lot sooner than he hopes. There is a mixed-bag of emotions toward the matter, but his teammate Davante Adams may have perfectly described how he feels about it all.
Davante Adams Knows how Aaron Rodgers feels about Jordan Love
The conversation around Aaron Rodgers’ feelings toward the situation with Jordan Love has become a broken record.
To his credit, Rodgers hasn’t run away from the discussion as he has expressed nothing but professionalism toward it. However, longtime teammate Davante Adams may have just provided insight into how the star quarterback really feels, according to Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk (via Yahoo).
“I don’t think that it will have any type of affect on him,” Adams said. “I don’t think it’s going to drive him to be a better player or have him sunk in a hole. I think Aaron’s a lot like me. I’m a lot like him. However you want to put it. Truly confident players who know what they’re capable of, and know what they’ve done, and that continue to work to be better than what they were, we don’t necessarily need [extra motivation]. Like I don’t care if they brought Julio Jones in here. That’s not going to necessarily make me work harder, because I’m already a workhorse, and I already know that I’m trying to be better than I was last year.”
That provides more clarity on how Rodgers views the entire situation. The approach is that he’s going to operate like business as usual with his mindset toward pushing the Packers to a Super Bowl. The task doesn’t change with Love in tow, but instead gives him another sign that his time in Green Bay has a sooner expiration date.
Proof in the pudding in 2020 and beyond
The topic of Aaron Rodgers’ future with the Packers has been beyond exhausted, which leaves the discussion around proving his worth on the field.
Rodgers has brought tremendous stability to the franchise over the years, but his effectiveness will be judged the most at this stage of his career. Some believe his best years may be behind him, giving him the chance to showcase how much he has left in the tank.
The 36-year-old has repeatedly voiced that he wants to play well into his 40s, which further emphasizes the need to perform at a high level next season. His time in Green Bay is coming closer to the end, but it’s his chance to prove that he can guide a team to the Super Bowl be with the Packers or another franchise.