It’s safe to say that Green Bay Packers’ great Aaron Rodgers is one of the top three quarterbacks from the last decade. He’s right up there alongside New England Patriots’ Tom Brady and Indianapolis Colts’ Peyton Manning. So replacing a quarterback of A-Rod’s stature will definitely be no small task. But tell that to former Utah State quarterback Jordan Love and he’ll say that was is an understatement.
Love was brought to Lambeau Field by the Packers organization in the first round of this year’s draft. Many said that Love will is to Aaron what the latter was to Brett Favre when he was drafted back in 2005. Rodgers went on to fill the shoes of Favre when he left Wisconsin in 2007. But initial assessments of Love’s preseason training clips paint a different picture altogether.
New Packers head coach Matt LaFleur had a short conversation with Packerswire reporter s earlier this week. Kruse asked LaFleur to give some insight into Jordan Love’s initial days at Lambeau Feld.
“I thought today he was much better. He was more aggressive. I thought he was more decisive. That’s what we want to continue to see.”
“From a footwork and mechanics standpoint, he’s continuing to impress and get better each and every day. We just have to slow it down mentally for him because there is a lot of information. It’s not like we’re holding back the playbook. We’re throwing everything at him and there is a lot to digest. As he gets more comfortable, it’ll show in his play,” LaFleur said via Packerswire USA Today.
Love had a terrific season in 2019 with Utah State. The California-born quarterback threw for 3,400+ yards in his last two years of college. He decided to forgo his senior year and declared for the 2019 NFL draft. Love is most likely going to start the season as second choice quarterback behind Rodgers. The Packers start their 2020 campaign with an away game to Minnesota Vikings on September 13, 2020.