Will Packers’ Jordan Love will be more quarterback pain for the Bears?

Packers quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers (left) and Jordan Love take the field before a 2022 game against the Commanders.

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I’d like Bears fans to go deep into the dark recesses of their association with the team and tell me what the most hellish future would look like with Aaron Rodgers no longer in the NFC North.

I ask because all I’ve seen are rosy imaginings of how the Bears will profit from the superstar quarterback’s likely move from the Packers to the Jets, pending a trade. Many of the fantasies envision the Bears finally overtaking their blood rivals after decades of failure, with exciting young quarterback Justin Fields leading the way.

But having spent more than 30 years dealing with Brett Favre and then Rodgers, and feeling the endless thud-thud-thud of a mallet on their skulls, Bears fans might be saying all the right things while knowing intuitively that, if the topic is quarterbacks, there’s a chance there’s a whole lot of pain ahead.

So let’s get it out in the open.

The boogieman is Jordan Love, and the worst-case scenario is that he becomes what Rodgers was to Favre, an improvement.

Now, what are the odds of this happening? Slim, one would think. Since the Packers surprised everyone, especially Rodgers, by taking Love in the first round of the 2020 draft, he has started one game. When he has played, it hasn’t exactly inspired ballads about his mighty deeds.

But it would be just the Bears’ luck that Fields doesn’t even move up to being the third-best quarterback in the division in 2023.

It would be the Bears’ luck that Love spends …read more

Source:: Chicago Sun Times

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