Green Bay Packers quarterback Jordan Love made his first career season-opening start on Sunday against the Chicago Bears, and a lot didn’t know what to expect. He looked poised and mature all game long in a 38-20 win on the road against their arch-rivals.
This is the ninth consecutive win for the Packers against the Bears. No matter who is the quarterback for this team against Chicago, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Aaron Rodgers owned them, and now it is Jordan Love’s turn.
The play-by-play crew yesterday on FOX Sports on Sunday afternoon was Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olsen. After the game was over, Burkhardt had some high praise for Jordan Love after the win. Burkhardt said:
“He did more than hang in. He made big time throws, he threw for three touchdowns. He was truly impressive.”
“[Jordan Love] did more than hang in. He made big-time throws, he threw for three touchdowns. He was truly impressive.”@kevinburkhardt and @gregolsen88 recap the dominant performance from the @packers 🧀 pic.twitter.com/gCaKckl32d
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) September 11, 2023
In the game on Sunday against Chicago, Jordan Love’s final stat line for the Green Bay Packers was completing 15-of-27 passes for 245 yards passing and three touchdowns. He also rushed for 12 yards on three carries.
Jordan Love Looks To Be the Man For the Green Bay Packers
This was the game that everyone wanted to know if Love was going to be the man or not for the Packers. It looks as if he is going to be the guy for the long run for this franchise. He did sit three years behind Aaron Rodgers and learned from him. It is an imperfect science in how to develop franchise quarterbacks. Everyone does it in their own way.
Jordan Love has looked a lot better than he has and will only continue to grow. For the Packers, he threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Romeo Doubs on the opening drive for them. Love also threw a 35-yard touchdown pass on a fourth down play in the third quarter and also threw another 4-yard touchdown pass to Doubs in the fourth quarter.
Head coach Matt LaFleur eased his way into this offense, and maybe his role will expand as the season goes on. As for right now, this was a solid start to the season for Love and the Packers. The next game for them will be against the Atlanta Falcons (1-0) on the road next Sunday.