Jordan Love Is Showing He Can Be What the Packers Need In 2022

Love has shown he can be an effective backup this season

It's fair to question the Green Bay Packers’ decision to select Jordan Love in the first round two years ago. It's natural to imagine different scenarios - like trading up for Justin Jefferson or Brandon Aiyuk, perhaps drafting Tee Higgins or Michael Pittman. But the fact is that a decision was made, and everything beyond what Love can do for the Packers is just narrative at this point. And this Packers team doesn't need to fit narratives, they are trying to explore the final years of Aaron Rodgers' career.

Jordan Love's real signs of development throughout training camp and preseason are an indication that the quarterback can be what the Packers need from him in 2022.

Love doesn't need to justify the value of a first-round pick. He doesn't need to play like an heir apparent or to have the leap Aaron Rodgers showed in 2007 - which led the Packers to move on from Brett Favre months later. The Packers simply need Love to be a good backup quarterback. At least for now.

"I think I've gotten more comfortable being decisive and letting it rip," Love highlighted after the preseason game against the New Orleans Saints, the most efficient and regular showing of Love's career so far.
If Aaron Rodgers is injured for the season, things are off the rails anyway. But in the case Rodgers is forced to miss some games, Jordan Love has shown he is now capable of managing some wins and keeping the team in contention for when Rodgers is ready to return.

Obviously, the dream scenario for Green Bay is if Love really takes a huge step forward and establishes himself as the future starter, but it's an unrealistic expectation for a year where he probably won't play much — and hopefully won’t play at all.

Jordan Love still makes mistakes that high-end quarterbacks can't make. He still hasn't shown the consistency necessary to be a full-time starter. However, Jordan Love has left a better taste compared to what he showed last season - when the Packers lost a game even limiting Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs offense to 13 points.

"He's light years ahead of where he was a year ago," coach Matt LaFleur said. "I think if you ask our guys in that locker room, every one of them would tell you they've got a lot of confidence in him, and I think we would all agree in that locker room that he's one of the most improved guys." 

One aspect especially important for Jordan Love's development is how better he has been to execute the pillar concepts of Matt LaFleur's offensive system. The effectiveness on play-action, for instance, has been impressive. Against the Saints, Love was 4/6 for 52 yards on those plays, and one of the incompletions was a drop by rookie wide receiver Samori Toure. According to PFF, the quarterback also had elite grade and three big-time throws from clean pockets, and had positive grades on his three passing attempts for 20 or more yards — he wasn’t as effective against the Kansas City Chiefs, but the improvement is real.

Being able to operate the offense built for Aaron Rodgers might not be the ideal way for Jordan Love to be the best version of himself, but it's the most intelligent way for him to play under emergency situations — as it happened against the Chiefs last season, when Love found out he was going to be the starter four days before the game.

The future is unclear in Green Bay. Aaron Rodgers mentioned earlier this year he will have a yearly period to analyze if he keeps playing or not. Because of that reality, it's impossible to assure now if and when Love will be a starter for the Packers, nor if the team will exercise the fifth-year option in Love's contract - which would be made next offseason to keep him under contract for 2024, with more than $ 20 million in guaranteed salary.

But those are not decisions the Packers have to make in 2022. The priority this season is to put the current version of the Packers in the best position to succeed — and the face of this version is Aaron Rodgers.
If Jordan Love becomes great, if he plays for the Packers at some point, and the fair discussion about the value of the pick (which you won't see me defending or justifying it) are not important topics for this year. For now, the only thing that matters is if Love has developed enough to be a reliable backup. And the first impressions from preseason gave a positive perspective for Green Bay.

Photo: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

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Wendell Ferreira covers the Green Bay Packers for Zone Coverage and Cheesehead TV. He is a Brazilian journalist with over a decade of experience covering the NFL, soccer, NBA, and MMA. Follow him on twitter at @wendellfp  

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Since'61's picture

September 06, 2022 at 03:06 pm

Duly crossed. Thanks, Since '61

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Oppy's picture

September 06, 2022 at 04:52 pm

For me, the question isn't if Bakh is ready to play, it's going to be about how his knee responds after 2-3 weeks of starting play and game prep.

Remember, he was supposedly physically fine when he took the field last time, it was how the knee responded that was the issue.

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Leatherhead's picture

September 06, 2022 at 05:42 pm

I'm hoping the Packers utilize Nijman, who is very solid, in practices and games to keep Bakhtiari healthy enough to contribute.

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Johnblood27's picture

September 06, 2022 at 06:16 pm

I'm hoping that nursing bakh along after nearly two years to recover from his injury in not necessary.

His ACL was never the issue after the initial surgery, he said so. His body had some other issues with the post-surgery strain on his knee.

I hope all of that is behind him and that he is able to participate as a starting LT in the NFL, including all prep and practice between games.

There just may be other jobs for Nijman to do besides carrying Bakhs jockstrap around.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

September 06, 2022 at 12:24 pm

In that 2020 draft I had high hopes the Packers would draft Jefferson leading up to the draft but knew with the Vikings having two 1st round draft choices slightly ahead of them it likely would not happen. With where the Packers were drafting my 2nd choice for the Packers 1st round pick was Jordan Love. I have stated this many times at CCTV since the draft. Once Jefferson was drafted by the Vikes and I saw the Packers moving up I yelled out to some friends the Packers are moving up for Jordan Love. I like the person and I like the player! At 23 years of age with minimal NFL experience since being drafted Jordan is progressing how he needs to. He is improving and learning the NFL game. Nothing Jordan has done since being drafted has discouraged me and while we will never know whether he is going to be an elite QB until he has been thrown in the fire I continue to believe Jordan is going to be a very good QB in the coming years until he proves otherwise. Yes, at just 23 years of age Packer Nation has to exercise some patience as there will be growing pains. He is a gambler with a risk/reward approach. There will never be another Aaron Rodgers QB in GB. Get over it! Love style appears to be more along the lines of Favre. My hope is Love's game lands somewhere in the middle of Favre & Rodgers as it relates to turnovers & interceptions. Let's look at it this way....Favre & Rodgers playing style while vastly different has only resulted in one SB for each. Maybe a different QB style may end up with better results?

I will say I disagree with the writer's comment: "If Aaron Rodgers is injured for the season, things are off the rails anyway. But in the case Rodgers is forced to miss some games, Jordan Love has shown he is now capable of managing some wins and keeping the team in contention for when Rodgers is ready to return". Yes, I agree Jordan can manage some wins, but I believe with the overall 2022 team talent and with Jordan playing with the starters there is a good chance Jordan once he has a few games under his belt could very well shock the Packer nation. Overly optimistic? Sure but why not?

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wildbill's picture

September 06, 2022 at 01:06 pm

Love=Kizer 2.0, nuff said

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Since'61's picture

September 06, 2022 at 03:09 pm

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13TimeChamps's picture

September 06, 2022 at 09:05 pm

I'm surprised you would say that. Kizer was horrible from day 1. I see no comparison whatsoever.

This guy keeps posting Love=Kizer 2.0. I've asked him numerous times what the comparison is other than their skin color. Still waiting for an intelligent response.

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Since'61's picture

September 06, 2022 at 10:36 pm

I won't speak for wildbill but speaking for myself the similarity that I see is that both Kizer and Love made some good throws and then they made some WTF throws. Having said that I do believe that Love has a better arm than Kizer and I think that he has more upside than Kizer.

Kizer had more of a chance to play than Love and he proved to everyone that he was terrible. Love has not yet had a chance to prove anything to anyone. That is why I posted that he is Kizer 2.0 at this point. I also commented that Love needs a legit chance to prove what he can or can't do. Until then he is an unknown quantity.

As long as he is a Packer I will cheer for him and hope that he plays well. However I will manage my expectations until I can see him perform in several regular season games at least and preferably over a season or two. Thanks, Since '61

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Oppy's picture

September 06, 2022 at 04:56 pm

I say this as a Packers fan who was adamant very, very early on that Deshone Kizer was, and I quote myself here, "a hot garbage dumpster fire":

Jordan Love's game looks nothing like Deshone Kizer's.

Love will have a future in the NFL, it will not be clear at what level until he gets consistent play time, but I am sure he will be in the league on 53 man rosters for years to come.

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jannes bjornson's picture

September 06, 2022 at 06:00 pm

Gutedkunst made the deals for both guys. We will see if he had the blinders off on the Love move up.

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Leatherhead's picture

September 06, 2022 at 06:29 pm

Kizer was part of a deal where both teams got rid of a guy they didn't want.

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jannes bjornson's picture

September 07, 2022 at 10:10 am

Zero-sum trading, or he and McCarthy stated they liked his film @ ND ?

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Leatherhead's picture

September 07, 2022 at 08:02 pm

We got rid of Randall, and Cleveland got some games out of him. They wanted to get rid of Kizer and he never did squat and that’s all water under the bridge.

Of course we tried to dress him up in public statements.

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Johnblood27's picture

September 06, 2022 at 06:18 pm

jackass... nuff said...

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Return_To_Sanity's picture

September 07, 2022 at 07:27 am

Ah yes hes black and lanky so he must be the next Kizer. So incredibly dumb.

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T7Steve's picture

September 06, 2022 at 02:09 pm

Between Favre & Rodgers? That's between two first ballet Hall of Famers. Sounds pretty average to me. HA! As I said before, Eli Manning won two Super Bowls because he had great defense, playmakers and an offensive line. This year let's hope that even Rodgers only has to game manage for us to win.

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Leatherhead's picture

September 06, 2022 at 05:51 pm

Knock, I generally agree with all of this.

This Packer offense needs a QB who can execute the offense (Rodgers says Love is a "master" of the offense. The QB has to protect the ball, and Love has done...OK.. Not all the picks have been solely on him for a bad decision or bad throw.

Beyond that, if we call on him to throw 35 times a game, about half of those will be relatively short throws to the RB or TE. Of the 18 or so throws to the WRs, a couple will be bubble screens.

So this notion that the QB has to keep dropping back and throwing lasers downfield is kind of flawed, IMO. He has to run the offense and protect the ball and make some simple throws.....and an occasional difficult throw, particularly in the redzone where the field is compressed.

Now, if Rodgers gets cheap-shotted against Minnesota, I'm not going to be very happy. But I totally think that a good team effort with Love at QB wins anyway, and has a real good chance next week against the Bears.

Nobody knows when the Rodgers Era ends. It could be the first week, the 8th week, the 12th week, after this season or the next or the next. But it surely is going to end, and when it does, we'll still be able to put a competent QB on the field with a good team around him. That's a helluva lot better than the way some organizations do business.

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High_stick69's picture

September 06, 2022 at 11:03 pm

I yelled out to myself that the Packers were going to take Patrick Queen, not JLo…. And I’m sure 99% of the rest of the fans did also. Verdict is still out. It’s great he’s gotten better, as he should, but he hasn’t proven anything yet.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

September 07, 2022 at 04:39 am

I really hoped Kenneth Murray would fall, but he went 23rd instead. I gather Murray has been hot garbage for LAC in 2020 and 2021. Patrick Queen has also been hot garbage, with the only difference being Baltimore keeps putting Queen on the field for 800+ snaps per year whereas Murray went on IR in 2021 after a putrid rookie year.

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TarynsEyes's picture

September 06, 2022 at 01:01 pm

"He's light years ahead of where he was a year ago,"

I understand many WANT him to be what they NEED going forward, but he NEEDS to show us a lot more to deserve a light year jump of praise.

How far back from average was he that he is now light years ahead and still look like an average at best QB, and still at times, too often, look like he's light ears away from average because he (Love) still fails to 'light' up anything with what he does extremely well, because even with the light year brightness, I simply haven't seen it, yet, but I still have a little patience.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

September 06, 2022 at 01:11 pm

Taryn,
I understand many need to SEE it before they can buy into it. Get it!

I just have faith based on what I have seen pre-draft, and recently. The talent unequivocally is there. Can he apply it and stay under control is the question.

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TarynsEyes's picture

September 06, 2022 at 03:30 pm

Has Love really shown enough to have the FO pick up the 5th year option now, if they were able, which would be the sign that the FO feels good about their moving on from Rodgers after this season, SB or not, or do they need to see 'light years' more growth, which IMO, would have them moving on from Love after this season.

You can't see 'light years' of growth, it just blinds you instantly, Love hasn't blinded anyone.

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Leatherhead's picture

September 06, 2022 at 05:59 pm

Taryn, his job isn't to "light up" anything .

He completes a good percentage, even with the drops. He doesn't take sacks very often. He doesn't just start running like a lot of young QBs do when they're pressured. He's had more turnovers than I'd like to see, but some of them weren't really entirely his fault. Still, this offense is predicated on not turning it over, and he'll have to improve in that area.

In Love's only start last year, he held his own against Mahomes in KC. I was pretty impressed with that.

There was a moment this preseason, against New Orleans, when Love connected with Doubs in the endzone. It was a perfect route, perfect throw, perfect catch, and I was impressed that our BACKUPS could execute that play that well.

He's shown more than Rodgers did at the same point in his career.

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TarynsEyes's picture

September 06, 2022 at 06:24 pm

Light years ahead must mean he did something so well that MLF sees a spotlight encircling him, and he certainly hasn't been on a real stage, and hasn't been stellar on a false/make believe stage of preseason against basic defenses.

I don't deny Love connects at times, better than the blind squirrel analogy, but his light is still very far from a constant beam.

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Return_To_Sanity's picture

September 07, 2022 at 07:31 am

Hes played 5 preseason games and 7 quarters of regular season play. Hes not going to reach his ceiling, whatever that may be, until he's the starter. Everyone wants to see him look like a hall of famer before committing to him but that just isnt likely. Its going to take a leap of faith.

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coolhand's picture

September 07, 2022 at 11:35 am

It took Rodgers a couple of years to get used to the NFL game and get the Packers to the playoffs. He wasn't a HOF qb right from the start. He had the talent, but had to play real games to know how to use his talent. Love hasn't had that chance yet, but he has the tools. Let's see if he can learn how to use them like Rodgers did.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

September 07, 2022 at 11:37 am

RTS,
100% in complete agreement. If Love is thrown into the fire for let's say 1 or 2 games due to injury to Rodgers those games are not going to allow us to determine whether Love is the 2nd coming of Mahomes. One or two consecutive games as a starter will most likely be Love just trying to get the jitters out of the way, and get comfortable with the #1 offense. I don't know the number of consecutive games Love would need to play for all of us to start seeing the real Jordan Love as a starting NFL caliber QB. If I had to guess I would think minimally he would need half a season. Most likely he would need a full season as a starter to really truly be able to gauge what the Packers have in him.

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Qoojo's picture

September 06, 2022 at 01:18 pm

I think he showed in the preseason that it's possible to win with him at QB. The major unknown at this point is his decision making due to inexperience and if he can learn from the mistakes fast enough. He did look much better to me.

He looks like he can be competent, but no HOFer. Definitely do not expect anything like the Wright/Whitehurst dark ages.

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Return_To_Sanity's picture

September 07, 2022 at 07:33 am

Rodgers didnt look like a hall of famer after only 5 preseason games either. Hell, Favre threw a combined 37 interceptions his first 2 seasons starting and looked terrible. We have to be patient.

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Lphill's picture

September 06, 2022 at 02:03 pm

Love didn't have any WOW moments in the preseason but not every QB has them , as long as he's efficient at running the offense and protects the ball he should be fine when his time comes .

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Oppy's picture

September 06, 2022 at 04:49 pm

There were a number of WOW throws between preseason games and training camp.

Unfortunately, many people don't know a great throw unless it's accompanied by a TD celebration.

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LLCHESTY's picture

September 06, 2022 at 11:36 pm

There certainly were some wow moments where he set his feet and threw some serious zip. There were also moments when he could hit a RB circling out of the backfield.

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PatrickGB's picture

September 06, 2022 at 03:07 pm

Light can travel 186,000 miles a second. A light year is a pretty long distance. Hyperbole maybe? Yet any improvement is good.

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Since'61's picture

September 06, 2022 at 03:25 pm

Love still has a long way to go. Before we anoint him as a good backup QBlet's remember that whatever he accomplished this pre season he accomplished against 2nd and 3rd stringers. He made some excellent throws but he also made some cringe worthy throws. He still lacks consistency and that will only come if he gets reps consistently during regular season games.

Hype is fine for the preseason when the games are meaningless. But the games begin to count this week and hype does not win anything and often results in disappointment. While I would agree that Love has improved versus last preseason I have seen nothing that indicates to me that he is ready to win a regular season game. As for being lights years better than last season I guess that means he has come out of the deepest black hole in the universe but even then he is dwelling in the deepest reaches of dark space far from any light which can be viewed by the naked eye. Thanks, Since '61

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Oppy's picture

September 06, 2022 at 04:50 pm

Love had a number of snaps against starters in preseason.

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Since'61's picture

September 06, 2022 at 06:53 pm

Yes, and I am sure those snaps will make a huge difference if he plays in a real game. I don't get your point. Are you saying that those 6 snaps against the Chiefs prove that he is ready to play in a game that matters?

Thanks, Since '61

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Oppy's picture

September 07, 2022 at 04:38 am

My point is simply not to diminish thew young man's accomplishments. He has faced #1s in preseason. He has taken the opportunities he has been presented, he won't get many...don't take it away from him.

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Leatherhead's picture

September 07, 2022 at 08:18 pm

“Ready”? If we need him to play, he’ll have to play, ready or not. Right now, because our front office knows what they’re doing, we have the luxury of developing Love while Rodgers plays. That could change at any moment, and it WILL change at some point.. Hope, Love will be ready enough.

The Vikings just cut a QB they drafted a QB on Day 2 last year. The Bears spend high picks at QB for guys who can’t win with a weak team around them. The Lions trade away the QB who won the Super Bowl.

Is it any wonder we rule this bunch?

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Swisch's picture

September 06, 2022 at 04:04 pm

Love reminds me of another quarterback who came out of his less heralded football conference in the Rocky Mountains not that long ago: Josh Allen.
Both have power arms and good maneuverability, but came into the NFL largely unrefined and so with question marks.
Allen, out of Wyoming, has become one of the best quarterbacks in the league.
We'll see about Love, out of Utah State, but I like what I see.
He's a keeper for the Packers.

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Leatherhead's picture

September 06, 2022 at 06:02 pm

I think Love has a really strong arm, and you need that in Green Bay in December. He's a very smooth athlete and he's actually moving faster than it looks, IMO.

He doesn't throw those laser missiles like Rodgers. Yet.

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Since'61's picture

September 06, 2022 at 06:55 pm

Agree LH. Love needs more time and snaps to get there. Thanks, Since '61

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Swisch's picture

September 06, 2022 at 07:37 pm

Love may already be more decisive than Rodgers as far as getting the ball out of his hands quickly to his receivers; and Love may be much more likely to hit the first open receiver to move the chains rather than playing hero ball by attempting a difficult pass farther downfield.
Love may be more coachable, and thus more likely to lead the Packers to a title. Whether or not his passing ability is as spectacular as Rodgers, it may be more effective for team success.
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Many seasons ago, Rodgers found success as an NFL quarterback, but then lost his way -- as had Favre before him. The results for the Packers in both cases were dysfunction and disaster, especially in the playoffs.
I'm hoping that Love will find success as an NFL quarterback, with the Packers, and not lose his way.
By the way, I haven't given up on Rodgers finding his way back to being a true leader of men. I'm rooting for him to improve on the accuracy of his attitude.

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Leatherhead's picture

September 07, 2022 at 12:00 pm

That's a lot of maybe.

What I know for sure is that Rodgers is our starting QB and Love is the best backup we've had in quite a while. I also know for sure that eventually Rodgers won't be our starting QB. That could happen at any point this year, or after the season, or after the next.

When he's not our QB, I hope we can put a guy in the lineup who is ready to play and win, unlike the Gumchewer

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BAMABADGER's picture

September 06, 2022 at 08:19 pm

I feel very confident with Jordan Love as our solid back up to Mr. Rodgers.

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Starrbrite's picture

September 06, 2022 at 09:57 pm

I’m not a Love believer (yet) —and please spare me the Lover hater comments; I hope he becomes better than ARod or Farve.
I see a strong arm, but suspect accuracy. I agree with Swisch, he coachable, but I also agree with ‘61 and others who have expressed some reservations—especially the accuracy issues—perhaps that can be fixed?
In any case, I sincerely hope Love proves me wrong—much as has Rashan Gary. Go Packers!!

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Return_To_Sanity's picture

September 07, 2022 at 07:42 am

Well yeah hes not a finished product yet but how could he be? You dont get better without doing it and he hasnt had the reps yet. Swisch mentioned Josh Allen which to me is a fair assessment. The difference between the two was Allen was the starter from almost day 1 and has been getting all the first team reps ever since then and it still took him 3 years to become an elite passer. Many fans (speaking in general here, not directed at you) expect him to look elite before making him the starter and that just isnt likely. Its hard enough to become great when you are starting and getting all the reps. Its nearly impossible to truly master your craft while being an understudy. Even after 3 full years of sitting behind Favre, Rodgers went 6-10 his first year starting and that was with a team that was in the NFC Championship Game the year before. But a couple years later that leap of faith paid off with a super bowl. Eventually, the team and its fans are going to have to take a leap of faith with Love if we ever want to see his ceiling.

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Oppy's picture

September 07, 2022 at 07:22 pm

Love has dropped a number of picture-perfect deep balls in the pocket between the trailing DB and the S over the top, right into the WR's outstretched arms. That's pretty damn fine accuracy.

He's also thrown a few balls behind a crossing route, or high. That's not good accuracy.

I think the thing that gets overlooked by the majority of Packers fans is Aaron Charles Rodgers throws those balls behind a crossing route, or low at a WRs feet, or far behind the deep route, too. Nobody says a thing about it, because it's Aaron Charles Rodgers.

The point being, I think tales of Love's inaccuracies are viewed under a very bright light- which is fine, everyone is trying to pick apart what he is and isn't at this point- but those same eyes on Love's throws tend to overlook the same occasional off-throws that aren't quite perfect thrown by Rodgers all season long.

It's football. Passes don't always arrive exactly where you'd like them. Receivers don't always show up exactly where they're expected to be.

In the end, Love isn't as inaccurate as I think many Packers fans have made him out to be. Is he a finished product? Nope, but he hasn't looked bad in 2022 thus far. He needs playtime, which I don't think he's going to get in GB baring disaster, unfortunately.

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LLCHESTY's picture

September 06, 2022 at 11:46 pm

If Rodgers has to miss 4 games do to injury and they defense does well Love can probably go 2-2 and keep things on track. I don't take much from the preseason when teams are playing vanilla coverages and rarely blitz. Under those circumstances it's hard to say he's the next superstar QB with what he showed.

One thing that is tiresome is the soft thinking that the LaFluer's system will prop up an average QB. Is that why the Rams traded for Stafford or why Garoppolo is sitting on the bench in San Francisco? For every Foles that wins the SB there's 9 superstar QBs winning one. Having an average QB isn't playing the odds.

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croatpackfan's picture

September 07, 2022 at 12:46 am

Or one who won more than 3 SB titles and was in SB more tha 5 times. Yes, I'm talking about hated TB.

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Oppy's picture

September 07, 2022 at 07:29 pm

The "Star Franchise QBs drive the league" is, IMO, partially a product of NFL teams being built around the "Star Franchise QB drives the league" model.

Obviously, having an extremely talented passer is always going to be a positive, but there's more than one way to skin the proverbial cat. It just takes commitment to doing it the less glamorous route. Chicks dig the deep ball (and the big numbers on the scoreboard).

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croatpackfan's picture

September 07, 2022 at 01:19 am

I did not want to place my opinion before I read your posts. I knew I will read some favourable posts, some hope posts, some caution and undefined posts and some unfavourable posts regarding JL quarterbacking.

Regarding positive opinion about Jordan Love, only I can say is that we realy do not know how he will pan out at the end.

Regarding claims that he had not wow moments in his 3 preseason games, I'll say that he had. What about that Romeo Doubs TD? Or long ball to Toure which is not finished with TD, but was ~50 yards deep and was on the spot? Just to name 2 of those wow moments...

Yes, I know he played mostly versus 2nd and 3rd stringers, but do not forget that he played with 2nd and 3rd stringers, too. Also we have little bit worry about leaking OL, and what I saw was that he did not have much of pass protection during those games. Still he did not show panic in those situations.

I agree with those who warned us that his balls does not have always good zip, but when you compare his zip from last season and this preseason, he improve ball zip for a "light years". Second, he scan field better this preseason. I think not yet on All Pro level, but light years from the last season.

We also saw that he can throw successfuly in the thight windows, but with that throws he still missing some consistency.

My opinion is that he still have the moments when he is trying to do to much in some situations, which is something he needs to correct.

Also, I will not neglect influence from Tom Clements work on Jordan Love and that move made by Packers (to hire Tom Clements) is essential for proper development of Jordan Love, if he will become at least very good starting QB in NFL.

Some posters doubts if Jordan Love can learn from his mistakes. I believe he is master in learning from his own mistakes. Proof of that is last season game vs KC. He was constantly improving his playing as game was continuing. Remember that sole TD. That came late in the game and that is proof he learned a lot in span of one game.

If Aaron Rodgers will retire after this season, I do not expect Jordan Love will be play and plug QB for the Packers during his first full season. He will be with 6/7 wins and 9/10 losses. But that season will be chance to make proper evaluation of him.

All what I saw realy gives me hope that Jordan Love can progress to the level he can play competent games for Packers. Will he? At the moment I think not even Personal department, nor coaches knows.

I hope also that Jordan Love will learn that he has to play as Jordan Love, not as Brett Favre or Aaron Rodgers.

But, what I know...

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Packers0808's picture

September 07, 2022 at 02:43 pm

What we need from Love is a trade for him!

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