The Green Bay Packers fell to 2-2 on Thursday night as they couldn’t keep up with the Detroit Lions’ offense. The first half was putrid for the Packers, entering halftime down 27-3. The team’s struggles in the first half weren’t completely on Jordan Love, but he didn’t look good at all. However, his performance in the second half may have changed the mind of a certain analyst who previously talked down on him.
Colin Cowherd Doesn’t Mind What He Saw from Jordan Love in the Green Bay Packers Loss
Through three games, many people were very high on Love. He looked very solid despite an occasional bad throw, and his stats were great for a first-year starter. As expected, not everyone was so quick to jump on the Love train. Colin Cowherd was particularly harsh on Love after his impressive comeback, saying that he didn’t even know if Love was “good”.
Despite the loss against the Lions, it appears Love might have changed Cowherd’s mind. While he wasn’t saying Love was elite, but he couldn’t find anything to complain about from his performance.
“I think Jordan Love’s fine to this point. Nothing you see… He doesn’t feel overwhelmed like Zach Wilson, he’s not regularly inaccurate like Justin Fields, and there’s nothing here that would mortify me. You know, some of this is he needs snaps, he needs games. He’s been uneven. Good half, bad half, good half, bad half. That’s the sign of a young quarterback.”
Comparing him to other young quarterbacks around the league, Love has been much better than most. Unfortunately, he’s getting his rookie season a few years late, but he should catch up to his peers quickly. Cowherd even compared Love’s problem to one of the best quarterbacks in football.
“Trevor Lawrence is a great talent. He has bad halves, bad quarters, bad games. So I think you’re a Packers optimist; you have to like what you see with Jordan Love.”
He didn’t blame the poor first-half performance on Love himself, but rather that the teams he played were simply better. He’s been playing solid defenses and his ability to adjust with his lack of experience is incredible. As Cowherd said, the more playing time he gets, the better he’s going to get. He showed some signs of elite potential in the second half, using his mobility and settling down, finding the right passing lane. His last interception was terrible, but the receiver was partially at fault and you can’t hang on that turnover that late in the game.