Marquez Valdes-Scantling opens up on the Aaron Rodgers-Jordan Love dynamic
The Green Bay Packers have quite the quarterback conundrum on their hands with the arrival of Jordan Love as Aaron Rodgers’ future successor. It is safe to say that the new dynamic has created some mixed feelings for teammates heading into training camp.
There is now plenty of speculation regarding when the Packers will opt to usher in a new era under center. Wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling said during an appearance on Good Morning Football that Rodgers is going to be in charge until he decides to call it quits, via NFL Network’s Will Selva:
“Aaron will be Aaron. He knows what he can do. He’s going to play football for as long as he wants.”
Valdez-Scantling’s comments indicate that there has not been any change to the hierarchy within the franchise as far as the locker room is concerned. Of course, just because Rodgers can play for as long as he wants, does not mean it will be in Green Bay.
The Packers made headlines with their decision to trade up and take Love with the 26th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. After all, the team was coming off a loss in the NFC Championship where it was evident that they were in desperate need of a complementary option to wide receiver Davante Adams.
The onus will fall on young members of the receiving corps like Valdes-Scantling to help vindicate the decision by emerging as a bonafide weapon in the passing game.
For now, it appears Love will be related to taking notes on Rodgers.