Here’s what the Green Bay Packers depth chart at quarterback could look like heading into training camp of the 2020 season.
For the first time in years, the Green Bay Packers figure to have quality depth at quarterback behind Aaron Rodgers. Gone are the likes of Matt Flynn, Seneca Wallace and DeShone Kizer. Jordan Love now enters the picture.
Although Love has a lot of work to do to claim his spot on the depth chart immediately behind Rodgers, and as a quality player in the NFL, he has more talent than any backup Green Bay has had since Rodgers claimed the position behind Favre. Love’s arm talent is certainly there, now it will be up to the coaching staff to mold him into the player they want him to become.
For now, the starting job is Rodgers and he’ll have a bigger chip on his shoulder than ever before. At 36-years-old, he’s been vocal about wanting to play into his 40s–a timeline that doesn’t match with the drafting of Love. He’ll have to step up his game in the coming years or risk an early exit from Titletown.
The following isn’t a prediction about how many quarterbacks actually make the final roster–that will be a much tougher decision made at a later time. For now, it’s a prediction about how the depth chart will look heading into training camp this season.
First: Aaron Rodgers
Second: Jordan Love
Third: Tim Boyle
Fourth: Jalen Morton
Rodgers is obviously locked into the top spot. The most interesting battle will come between Love and Tim Boyle. Boyle was the top backup last season, but wasn’t needed for any meaningful snaps. He’s improved his play in recent seasons, but is far from a quality backup at this point. However, he’ll have every opportunity to hold off Love for the primary backup job. If he does, he’ll show the coaching staff they should keep three quarterbacks for at least one more year.
The quarterback position will be extremely interesting in Training Camp and preseason. Rodgers is unlikely to need a ton of reps which means Love and Boyle will be heavily featured. Now that’s a competition we can get behind!