Matt LaFleur seemingly claims Aaron Rodgers is Packers’ QB of the future
In the midst of a wild offseason, a cloud of uncertainty still looms over the Green Bay Packers’ starting quarterback spot. After their 2019 campaign ended, it seemed like long-time playmaker Aaron Rodgers will still be playing under center for the years to come. It all changed when the Packers decided to go with a similar move: selecting Jordan Love in the first round of the draft.
FOX6 reporter Lily Zhao disclosed Packers head coach Matt LaFleur’s sentiments on Twitter:
#Packers Matt LaFleur on Aaron Rodgers: "Aaron is our quarterback and I see him here for a really long time."
— Lily Zhao (@LilySZhao) August 2, 2020
In their 2019 playoff run, Green Bay managed to escape with a tight 28-23 win against the Seattle Seahawks for the NFC semi-final round. They eventually crossed paths with eventual Super Bowl LIV finalist San Francisco 49ers at the NFC finals but lost on a disappointing 37-20 outcome.
After falling one game short of another Super Bowl appearance, quarterback Aaron Rodgers pleaded for his front office to surround him with more targets for the upcoming season.
Oddly enough, the franchise opted to select Love with the 26th pick of the 2020 NFL Draft. It was reminiscent of the Packers’ move when they drafted Rodgers with the 24th overall pick of the 2005 NFL Draft to replace long-time quarterback Brett Favre.
If it rings true, Packers’ head coach Matt LaFleur’s recent statement reassures Rodgers of the starting playmaker role for the foreseeable future. The 36-year old veteran is very much capable of performing at a high level after he amassed 4,002 passing yards on 569 attempts and scored 26 touchdowns last season.
Rodgers and the rest of the Packers will defend their NFC North division crown starting with an encounter against the Minnesota Vikings on September 13.