The Green Bay Packers will face the Atlanta Falcons in Week Two without two of their most important offensive weapons. Christian Watson will miss his second consecutive game with a hamstring injury he suffered prior to Week One, and Aaron Jones will not play after injuring his hamstring during a long catch and touchdown run against the Chicago Bears.
Despite being down two of the offense’s best weapons, Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner believes that Packers starting quarterback Jordan Love will still feast on the Falcons defense. This morning, he boldly predicted that the Packers would not only beat the Falcons, but Love would do something that no other Packers’ quarterback has ever done.
Hall of Fame Quarterback Kurt Warner Predicts Jordan Love Will Throw 5 Touchdowns for the Green Bay Packers on Sunday
Last week, Love threw three touchdown passes against the Bears in his debut as the Packers’ number one quarterback. This morning on Fox, Warner predicted that, despite the injuries to Jones and Watson, Love would throw five touchdown passes against Atlanta:
— Kyle Malzhan (@KyleMalzhan) September 17, 2023
As Kyle Malzhan notes above, neither Aaron Rodgers nor Brett Favre started off their time as the Packers’ starting quarterback with eight touchdown passes. Favre had four touchdown passes in his first two starts as the number one quarterback while Rodgers had four as well.
Who Will Jordan Love Target to Get to 5 Touchdowns?
Last week, Romeo Doubs was the recipient of two Love touchdown throws. Over the course of the offseason, Love and Doubs formed quite the connection. Don’t be surprised if Doubs continues to get more targets in crucial situations even when Watson is healthy. That is not to say Watson will never be targeted, but the chemistry between Love and Doubs is special.
Luke Musgrave and Jayden Reed will likely see more targets without Jones or Watson playing. Troy Anderson, the reputable Falcons middle linebacker, is out for the game with an injury. The middle of the field will be open and both Musgrave and Reed can thrive there.
It also would not be surprising to see Samori Toure haul in a long touchdown. While Reed and Toure play the same position (slot), Toure is a sneaky route runner and may be able to get behind the Falcons’ secondary.