The 3-5 Seattle Seahawks play the 7-2 Green Bay Packers on Sunday and Seattle needs the win more than Green Bay. Seattle plays in a very touch division while every team in the Packers division is at least two games under .500 on the season so far.
But just because the Packers need a win less than the Seahawks does not mean that Seattle will go into Lambeau Field extra-motivated and come away with a convincing victory. In fact, Russell Wilson is 0-4 on Green Bay’s field and has had some horrible games there.
Seahawks vs. Packers: 5 questions
The future of Aaron Rodgers
12th Man Rising: Let’s assume Aaron Rodgers is back for week 10 and is good. 2022 might be different, however. How much faith would there be if Jordan Love took over as QB next year or was drafting him just a mistake?
Paul Bretl: Regardless of faith — and at this point, nobody knows how his career will turn out — if Aaron Rodgers is gone; Love is going to be the guy. While his performance in Kansas City was overall disappointing — granted, Matt LaFleur’s game plan could have been better — that one game also isn’t going to reshape Brian Gutekunst or LaFleur’s opinion of what he can be either.
They drafted a quarterback with terrific arm talent and potential and he will be in a quarterback-friendly system that won’t need him to be great in order to find success—so I do believe that there will be faith in Love, we just have to wait and see what actually happens.
If Rodgers does end up elsewhere, many will point to the selection of Love as the main reason why. But in reality, following an MVP season, Rodgers felt that he had earned an extension and commitment beyond the 2021 season. However, that never happened, and to me, that is when things really went south this past offseason.