Sean Clifford had his role for this season with the Green Bay Packers announced on Thursday. The news was reported by Zach Kruse of PackersWire.

Green Bay selected Clifford with the 149th overall pick in the fifth round of the 2023 NFL Draft. Clifford will be the backup QB this season for the Packers.

When it came to the decision, LaFleur said most of it had to do with Clifford’s mental makeup. LaFleur enjoyed how Clifford rebounded in the first preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

“I think it’s safe to say Sean is our No. 2 quarterback,” LaFleur said. “A lot of it is just his mental makeup. You saw it in the Cincinnati game in terms of his ability to rebound. The game’s not too big for him.”

Clifford had 208 yards passing with 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions. The Packers went on to win the game 36-19.

This move means that the backup QB from last season, Jordan Love, will most likely be starting this season. Love backed up Aaron Rodgers last year.

Rodgers is now with the New York Jets, which opened the way for Love to become the starter this season. Love was taken by Green Bay out of Utah State in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Clifford may not have won the starting job, but he impressed his coach during the preseason in the long run.