Green Bay Packers quarterback Jordan Love is in his first year as the full-time starting quarterback. He has had his ups and downs throughout the first five weeks of the 2023 NFL regular season. Love, throughout the first three weeks, had seven touchdowns and one interception but has struggled the last two weeks.
He has only completed 55.6% of his passes and threw three interceptions and zero touchdowns in his last game. They had a bye week last week, and Green Bay hopes it can turn the table on its season. One thing Jordan Love needs to do after the bye is get off to better starts in the first half, despite playing better in the second half of football games.
If the Green Bay Packers do not start to win more football games soon, it may be worth wondering whether or not they need to pull the plug on the Jordan Love experiment. He is 24 years old and maybe needs a full season’s worth of reps, no matter if they are winning or losing games.
However, Brad Gagnon of Bleacher Report said about the future of the Packers and Love:
“Jordan Love is the league’s sixth-lowest-rated qualified passer in his first full season as a starter for a Green Bay Packers team that is 2-3. That’s not great, even though he’s displayed some game-breaking ability on occassion. Still, the team is heavily invested rather heavily in the 24-year-old in terms of draft and real-world capital. He was a first-round pick in 2020 with some upside, and rookie fifth-rounder Sean Clifford is the only other option on the roster right now. That said, there’s at least an element of unknown with exploring with Clifford, who was a consisent four-year starter at Penn State. If the Packers fall out of the playoff picture, they’d be unwise not to take an extended look at the alternative. That’s especially the case if Love’s numbers continue to decline, as they have since Week 2. If the Packers don’t have more than a few wins when they leave Pittsburgh in Week 10, it might be time to think about a break for Love and an audition for his understudy.”
Sean Clifford did have a very good preseason for Green Bay. However, Clifford is 25 years old and is a rookie, and Love has been in the NFL for much longer than he has been.
The Green Bay Packers Have to Stick With Jordan Love Unless He Gets Injured
The only time that Green Bay should pull the plug on Love is if it is by default. What that means is that if Jordan Love has an injury, that’s the only time Sean Clifford should be playing for the Packers this season. Clifford is not the long-term answer for this franchise, even if he were to play well. He is nothing more than a backup quarterback.
Love has way more potential than Sean Clifford will ever have. Love is just going through growing pains right now. You only learn who you are in this league by playing games and not sitting on the bench. The Green Bay Packers only have two quarterbacks on the roster, and pulling Love later this season for a rookie that is older than him is completely foolish.