Report: Packers QB Jordan Love May Ask for a Trade in 2023

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Report: Packers QB Jordan Love May Ask for a Trade in 2023

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The Green Bay Packers are no strangers to quarterback controversy in recent years. It’s typically the never-ending question of whether or not Aaron Rodgers will return to the team the following season. But this time? It’s former first-round draft pick Jordan Love grabbing the headlines.

According to Jason Wilde of The Athletic, while Love didn’t outright say he would demand a trade, he gave the impression that he actually wants to, you know … play in 2023 (his fourth NFL season) whether or not that’s in Green Bay.

“I had a really great conversation with Jordan [Love] on Friday afternoon,” Packers reporter Jason Wilde said. “I think he very clearly, even though he wouldn’t flat-out say it, he does not want to sit for another year. So, if we get to year four, and Rodgers does come back, I am fairly confident that he will seek a trade.”

After signing a mega four-year extension this past spring, one would imagine that Rodgers will be back in Green Bay next season, unless he retires. But, with Love, a former first rounder whom the Packers appear to view as Rodgers’ successor, presents them with the ultimatum of play me or trade me, Packers GM Brian Gutekunst may have a decision to make.

Stick with Rodgers, while the team is in no position to win in the immediate future. Or trade Rodgers and move on to Jordan Love and begin to build around the future of Love and the team.

I think that if the Packers were good this season, that would be a no-brainer for Gutekunst and Green Bay. Love would be traded in the offseason, and they would use the return to add around Rodgers and Co. With the team stinking it up this year, there has to be at least some degree of forward thinking going on, knowing that they might not win another Super Bowl as constructed, with or without Rodgers under center.

One way or another, it seems we’re in for another few months of Packers QB controversy, so, buckle up.

Author: Patrick K. Flowers

Patrick is the Lead NFL Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @PatrickKFlowers.