Jordan Love and the Green Bay Packers are off to a promising start to the 2023 season, and they haven’t even played a real snap yet. One of the most important things that can happen within an organization off the field is the connections that are made between the players. When the players have close personal relationships, it often correlates to on-field success. That is exactly what Jordan Love is doing this off-season. It has also highlighted one aspect that Aaron Rodgers didn’t take advantage of.
Jordan Love Is Building Off-Field Connections With Teammates
Scott Rogust published an article for Fansided that highlighted a very promising off-field connection for Jordan Love and his teammates:
Packers wide receivers spoke with ESPN’s Rob Demovsky about Love leading the way in organized team activities. One thing that stuck out was that rookie wide receivers found that they can mesh with Love, considering he is young.
“Having Jordan Love, him being young, I’m able to relate to him more and able to just have the same vibe and talk to him,” said Dontaviyon Wicks, h/t ESPN. “We sat at a table and talked, ate, things like that. It’s just building that bond with him, being that we’re so young. We’re going to be growing together.”
Packers rookie receivers say they can ‘mesh’ with Jordan Love
Wicks wasn’t the only rookie who brought up how well they are meshing with Love. Second-round draft pick Jayden Reed told Demovsky that he feels “very comfortable” around Love and mentions that they can both approach one another.
Love is 24 years old and will turn 25 this November. Despite being in the league for three years, he hasn’t had much time to start. Rodgers playing at an NFL MVP level in his first two seasons certainly played a factor in that. But in spot appearances, Love did show promise.
He received his first start in the 2021 season against the Kansas City Chiefs after Rodgers tested positive for COVID-19. In the 13-7 loss, Love threw 19 completions for 190 yards and one touchdown, while throwing one interception, in 34 attempts. Then this past season, Love entered in relief of Rodgers in Week 12 against the Philadelphia Eagles, Love completed six passes for 113 yards and a touchdown on nine attempts. Green Bay lost that game 40-33.
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