Jordan Love Not Lacking in Confidence Despite Mixed Showing at Green Bay Packers Minicamp

Published 06/10/2021, 8:56 AM EDT
ASHWAUBENON, WISCONSIN – JUNE 09: Jordan Love #10 of the Green Bay Packers works out during training camp at Ray Nitschke Field on June 09, 2021 in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)


The Green Bay Packers have trouble at the quarterback position. By not turning up for OTAs or mandatory minicamp, franchise QB Aaron Rodgers has made his intentions clear. He isn’t looking forward to returning to Lambeau Field anytime soon. 

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

While the franchise looks to sort out the mess it has created, they are actively looking at contingency plans if Rodgers decides to call time on his stint with the Packers

Drafting QB Jordan Love with their first-round pick back in 2020, the side had already picked its heir to Rodgers’ throne. While the circumstances aren’t quite how they imagined it to be, Love might have to fill in for Rodgers prematurely. 

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Jordan Love ready to be Green Bay Packers’ QB1 

As the Packers QB1 continues to hold out, the franchise carried on minicamp with Jordan Love taking reps as the team’s starting quarterback. 

While Love struggled with accuracy on Day 1 of camp, Day 2 was a much different story. The quarterback seemingly found his rhythm as he threw dimes to his wide receivers. 

Quarterback Jordan Love throws a pass during the NFL Scouting Combine. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
DIVE DEEPER

‘It Ended Sour’ – Detroit Lions QB Jared Goff Claims Rams Gave Him No Heads up Before Being Traded

3 months ago

Asked whether he’d be ready to take on the challenge of being the starter come Week 1, Love said he had no doubt about it.

“A hundred percent,” Love said while talking to the media“Obviously, this is a time where I’m getting a lot of extremely valuable reps that I might not have been getting in a normal circumstance. So I’m just going to take it day by day,” the young QB added.

Exuding confidence, Love said that he knew just what he was drafted to do and now he’s ready to deliver.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

“Yeah, that’s what I’m here for. I was drafted here to play quarterback, so I’ll definitely be ready in Week 1.”

Aaron Rodgers missing minicamp is definitely a worrying sign for the Packers. The quarterback is the league’s reigning MVP after all. But it seems like the franchise might have a competent backup option to fall back on. 

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

DIVE DEEPER

DK Metcalf Picks Up a New Sport After Track & Field, This Time for Charity

3 months ago

And while Love is unlikely to replicate Rodgers straight away, the early signs suggest he could be what the Packers front office envisioned him to be. 

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Shivayan Roy

1067 articles

Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT