The Packers got a good look at Jordan Love on Sunday night. After Aaron Rodgers went out with a rib injury, Love had to come in and play the 4th quarter. He played well and led a couple of scoring drives but the defense could not stop the Eagles’ rushing attack. In an interview this week, Eagles cornerback Darius Slay talked about playing against Jordan Love.
Some really cool stuff on Love from Darius Slay on his podcast/YT show. Slay's obviously played a long time, faced a lot of QBs. Imo this type of unprompted praise isn't nothing.
"Green Bay got a bright, bright future . . . cuz buddy was slinging it." pic.twitter.com/D5UYQrYaqr
— Sam Holman (@Sam_DHolman) November 30, 2022
Darius Slay Shares Thoughts On Playing Against Jordan Love
Once they saw Aaron Rodgers go to the locker room, the Eagles defense started getting excited. Slay talked about how when you see a star quarterback go to the locker room and a young quarterback comes in, the defense gets a boost of excitement. It is often easier to rattle young quarterbacks so Slay and the rest of the defense were looking forward to getting some turnovers. This did not happen as Love came in a ran the offense well. Slay was impressed. “Green Bay got a bright, bright future…cuz buddy was slinging it,” Slay said in a recent interview. This was unprompted praise from one of the best cornerbacks in the game. His speaking out shows he was truly impressed with Love’s play.
When Will We See More Jordan Love?
Aaron Rodgers confirmed that he is planning on starting this week against the Bears. He has been very vocal about playing if there is a chance the Packers can make the playoffs. The most recent percentages give the Packers a two percent chance of making the playoffs. Basically, one more loss eliminates them. This means we could see Love play the last three to four games of the season. One of the offseason decisions is whether to pick up Love’s fifth-year option. If Love plays like he did Sunday night, the Packers will want to secure him for another year.
It was unexpected to hear Darius Slay talk about Jordan Love. A lot of people seem to be impressed with Love’s play. It will be interesting to see what the Packers decide to do this offseason regarding the quarterback position.