Jermichael Finley: Packers should be prepared to switch to Jordan Love by Week Four

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It’s way too early for the Packers to panic. Former Packers tight end Jermichael Finley believes that panic could soon be justified.

Finley has been candid in the aftermath of Green Bay’s embarrassing performance against the Saints regarding quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Previously, Finley said that Rodgers “looks tired,” and that it appears he has lost his “hunger” to play. Now, Finley says the Packers should be ready to pivot to Plan B, if/when it appears that Rodgers has lost it.

“If you don’t see it, let’s go to [Jordan] Love,” Finley said.

Finley said that Rodgers should get four weeks to show that he still has it. If he doesn’t, then go with Love.

“You’ve got one of the highest-paid backup quarterbacks sitting right behind Aaron Rodgers, so you might as well utilize him and get him going for the future,” Finley said.

This presumes a lot. There’s no reason to think the Packers won’t turn things around on Monday night, when their intra-division punching bags known as the Detroit Lions return to town.

Now, if the Packers look in two days the way they looked six days ago, Finley may be onto something. The chances of that happening, however, seem very slim.

That said, the Packers follow their non-bye bye against the Lions with a trip to California to face the 49ers and a visit from the Steelers. At this point, a 1-3 start for a team with consecutive 13-3 seasons isn’t out of the question.

26 responses to “Jermichael Finley: Packers should be prepared to switch to Jordan Love by Week Four

  1. Why does this guy come out of the woodwork anytime there’s an opportunity to slam Rodgers? Talk about holding a grudge. We going to get Greg Jenning’s opinion soon? Rodgers was MVP in January but in September he can’t play and should be benched for a guy who showed nothing in preseason? Gimme a break. Go crawl back under your rock JF.

  2. Someone it would seem feels like skills, abilities and experience is something you can turn on like a light switch, and then turn off and go enjoy the beautiful mystery. Life doesn’t work that way, you get out what you put in. Not pointing any fingers, just an observation.

  3. Rodgers put this pressure on himself. Having a pathetic defensive effort in Week One didn’t help. The poor defense is a bigger issue than Rodgers and the offense, but nobody is talking about it.

  4. Now I’m wondering what former Packers TE Mark Chmura thinks about Aaron Rodgers now….maybe he’ll weigh in soon.

  5. This guy sounds like he’s off in a corner somewhere rocking back and forth with “All you need is love,” playing in the background just losing his mind.

  6. Based on what Love has put on tape so far they might want to be ready to pivot to Plan C, whatever that is, by week 6.

  7. Aaron Rodgers: Nearing his 38th birthday, never married, has problems with his family, didn’t show up for his grandfather’s funeral, backed out of the wedding of his high school buddy and pouts like a 3-year old. Great football talent, but would you really want him over for dinner?

    Tom Brady: Just turned 44, married for 12 years, three children, respectful of everyone, 7 time SB champion. Great football talent, but even if he were not, he’d be a wonderful person to have over for dinner.

  8. I mean, I think Rodgers said he didn’t want to play in Green Bay anymore, did he not? Where’s the big mystery? The only thing that is being kept hidden is the fact that the Packers have no confidence in Jordan Love. They gave up a first and a third round pick to move up to draft Love higher in the first round, and Love wants to play for the Packers. The Packers obviously traded away all that draft capital because they didn’t want Rodgers to be their QB anymore. And Rodgers said fine, I’ll go somewhere else. But the problem was that after they drafted Love, Rodgers went out and had an MVP season. Couple that with the fact that Love hasn’t impressed them, and here we are. Chew on that for a while. With no owner present to hold anyone accountable, the president of the organization is trying to make Rodgers out to be the bad guy. Rodgers isn’t the one who traded all that away for Love. That decision had to come from the very top. Hey, maybe Finley is trying to take Mark Murphy’s job.

  9. trying to think of one person not related to Finley who thinks what he has to say or thinks has any relevance whatsoever.
    cant think of 1, well maybe one…

  10. Why do care what Finley thinks? He was never the sharpest tool in the shed and hasn’t been on the team in a very long time.

  11. Maybe, just maybe, the Saints are good, the Pack O-line in tough shape without their LT, and Rodgers had a bad day. And this is coming from an opposing fan that thoroughly enjoyed the blowout.

  12. I don’t think Finley realizes how bad Rodgers has to play before the Packers would rather have Love out there. Its pretty far down before Love is an improment

  13. Rodgers will be gone by 4th game!

    This is what happens1

    Rodgers to Denver
    Denver gives – (1) 2022 – 1st and (2) 2nd’s – 2022 , 2023
    Rodgers could deliver a Super Bowl year for the next 3-5 years!

    Watson to Green Bay
    Green Bay gives – (3) 1st’s – Denver’s 1st 2022, , Green Bay’s 1st 2022 & 2023, Green Bays – (4) 2nd’s – Denver’s 2022 & 2023, Green Bays 2022 & 2023
    Watson will play for 8+ years @ an elite level!

    The Texans get…

    (3) 1st’s and (4) 2nd’s

    The Texans top picks 2022-2024

    2022
    (3) 1st’s, Denver’s, Green Bay’s, Texan’s
    (3) 2nd’s, Denver’s, Green Bay’s, Texan’s

    2023
    (2) 1st’s, Green Bay’s, Texan’s
    (3) 2nds, Denver’s, Green Bay’s, Texan’s

    And Watson is some other team’s problem!

  14. statechamp77 says:
    September 18, 2021 at 5:24 pm
    Rodgers will be gone by 4th game!

    This is what happens1

    Rodgers to Denver
    Denver gives – (1) 2022 – 1st and (2) 2nd’s – 2022 , 2023
    Rodgers could deliver a Super Bowl year for the next 3-5 years!

    Watson to Green Bay
    Green Bay gives – (3) 1st’s – Denver’s 1st 2022, , Green Bay’s 1st 2022 & 2023, Green Bays – (4) 2nd’s – Denver’s 2022 & 2023, Green Bays 2022 & 2023
    Watson will play for 8+ years @ an elite level!

    The Texans get…

    (3) 1st’s and (4) 2nd’s

    The Texans top picks 2022-2024

    2022
    (3) 1st’s, Denver’s, Green Bay’s, Texan’s
    (3) 2nd’s, Denver’s, Green Bay’s, Texan’s

    2023
    (2) 1st’s, Green Bay’s, Texan’s
    (3) 2nds, Denver’s, Green Bay’s, Texan’s

    And Watson is some other team’s problem!

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    statechamp77, what you have just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone reading these comments is now dumber for having read it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

  15. Finley has been talking trash against Rodgers for years.

    And certain outlets keep trotting him out, time after time, year after year, in the hopes that one of these times, he might actually be right.

  16. bondlake says:
    September 18, 2021 at 12:45 pm
    Aaron Rodgers: Nearing his 38th birthday, never married, has problems with his family, didn’t show up for his grandfather’s funeral, backed out of the wedding of his high school buddy and pouts like a 3-year old. Great football talent, but would you really want him over for dinner?

    Tom Brady: Just turned 44, married for 12 years, three children, respectful of everyone, 7 time SB champion. Great football talent, but even if he were not, he’d be a wonderful person to have over for dinner.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~

    Jesus never married.

  17. Well, it has to be said; the Packers offense was UNSTOPPABLE when Finley was healthy and on the field.

    … that was almost a DECADE ago.

    What can this guy POSSIBLY know about Rodgers at this point?

  18. The Steelers just coughed one up to the Raiders, and the 9ers barely got past the Eagles. Not to be confused with the ’85 Bears or ’96 Packers.

  19. Holmgren’s frozen ‘stache says:
    September 19, 2021 at 4:53 pm
    The Steelers just coughed one up to the Raiders, and the 9ers barely got past the Eagles. Not to be confused with the ’85 Bears or ’96 Packers.

    ==============================================================================================

    Yeah and Saints got blown out by the Panthers, yet the Saints smoked GB.

    It’s almost like previous years records have nothing to do with the current season….

    Keep looking past the Lions, how funny would it be if they beat GB?

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