The Green Bay Packers defense showed out over the past couple of days during mandatory mini camp. The returns of Jaire Alexander and Rasul Douglas to the unit made things interesting for Jordan Love and the young pass catchers on offense. Yesterday, Alexander talked up Love and young pass catchers Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs. Today, during Love’s media session at his locker, Alexander interrupted to tell everyone where he thinks Love ranks among other NFL starting quarterbacks.
Jaire Alexander Says Green Bay Packers Starter Jordan Love Is the Best Quarterback in the NFL
ESPN’s Rob Demovsky shared the following video clip on Twitter:
Jaire Alexander interrupts this press conference with a message about — and a message for — Jordan Love. pic.twitter.com/4VLqv4BiKk
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) June 14, 2023
“QB1 here, man. Best QB in the league right here. You better tell him to stop trying me though.”
Naysayers will state things like, “Well, what else is he supposed to say?” Or, “That’s just Jaire being a good teammate.” Or, “He was clearly just joking around.”
It is worth noting, though, that Alexander is not the only Packers player who has come out to say how good Love is. Romeo Doubs stated last week that there is nothing Aaron Rodgers did that Love cannot do. Christian Watson made similar comments earlier this offseason.
Packers fans and NFL fans in general can believe what they want, but the fact of the matter is that Love’s Packers teammates believe in him.
And that faith could very well be rewarded. Obviously, play on the field is all that matters; but the last time Love was on the field for meaningful minutes in a regular season game, he lit up the Philadelphia Eagles defense. This film led Hall of Famer Kurt Warner to state that the Packers have a very good quarterback on their hands.
There is also something to be said about ironing sharpening iron, in the sense that going up against the best player on the opposing side of the ball makes one better. Alexander got to be as good as he is in large part because he covered Davante Adams every day in practice for years. Facing Alexander, a two-time Pro Bowler and Second Team All Pro selection, every day in practice will only make Love and his pass catchers better.