The Green Bay Packers improved to 4-6 after defeating the Los Angeles Chargers (who fell to 4-6) 23-20 on Sunday afternoon. The game saw first-year starting quarterback Jordan Love throw for 300+ yards for the first time in his career. It was also the first time a Packers quarterback threw for 300 or more yards in a game since Aaron Rodgers way back in December of 2021.
In other words, Love had the best game of his career for the second consecutive week. In a season that’s primary focus was evaluating whether or not Love is the quarterback of the future, the four-year veteran is starting to silence the doubters very quickly.
One person, though, who has never doubted Love is his teammate Rashan Gary. Back in June, Gary was a guest on The Rich Eisen Show and had this to say about people doubting Love:
“Yeah. For all the Packers fans that [are nervous] out there, don’t be nervous. There isn’t anybody in the organization that isn’t putting in all the work to make sure Green Bay has the kind of season that they used to have.
“Going to the playoffs. Going to the Super Bowl. Nothing has changed.
“And I just can’t wait to see Jordan Love go out there and put his hard work out there. Because I’ve seen him from the time he walked into Green Bay getting better day by day.
“Now he’s our leader.”
When asked about why he is so confident in his quarterback, Gary said:
“Number one, just how he has all the respect of his teammates. How he has everybody ready to go to war for him. You know, as a quarterback, the tempo is set off of him.
“So, just how he handles the huddle, how everybody’s listening to him. He’s calling off the checking. You know, off the run, checking it back to what he said, and just to see his confidence.
“Understanding his read. Understanding where not to throw the ball, where to throw the ball. And from what I’ve seen at OTA’s, his work in the offseason and the years of preparation have come along, so I just can’t wait to see him go out there and get his opportunity.”
After Sunday’s win over the Chargers, Gary once again showed everyone why he just might be the biggest Jordan Love supporter out there.
Rashan Gary Reacts to Jordan Love Getting the Game Ball after the Green Bay Packers Defeat the Los Angeles Chargers
Love finished the day with a 67.5% completion percentage (27/40), 322 passing yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions. As mentioned previously, it had been nearly two years since a Packers quarterback had thrown for 300 or more yards in a game.
Because of this, and because led the Packers’ offense on fourth quarter scoring drive to win the game, he was given the game ball by head coach Matt LaFleur.
Watch for Rashan Gary’s reaction:
Safe to say Rashan Gary is a fan of Jordan Love 💛 pic.twitter.com/rS8j6H8w4R
— Eli Berkovits (@BookOfEli_NFL) November 20, 2023
While the entire team was hyped and happy, no one’s reactions came close to matching Gary’s.
Rashan Gary Has a Stern Message for Green Bay Packers Media Members Regarding Jordan Love
As one might guess, Love was the main topic of discussion among Packers media members after the game. They attempted to ask Gary a question about him, but were quickly shot down:
Rashan Gary interrupted a question to him about Jordan Love to say this:
“Stop playing with that man.”
— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) November 19, 2023
For months, Love has been under the microscope of the media. Every mistake he has made has been displayed from various angles and dissected down to a fine point.
And Gary has had enough.
Love led his team to victory today with the best performance by a Packers quarterback in almost two years.
The future is here.
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Yes, Rashan Gary is dyslexic. He has spoken openly about his condition and credits 'dyslexic thinking' for giving him a unique perspective in his approach to football, enhancing his problem-solving skills and strategic thinking on the field.
Rashan Gary has been playing in the NFL since the 2019 season. His career as a professional football player commenced when he was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft. As of the 2023 season, he's been a dynamic presence in the league for four years.
Rashan Gary's contract with the team entitles him to earn up to 107 million by 2027. This includes approximately 96 million in new money plus his 2023 salary of $10.8 million, as per a source familiar with the deal.