Many fans wonder if the Packers backup QB Jordan Love will be the answer after the starter Aaron Rodgers retires. Some have been skeptical based on performance, and others have remained optimistic in the last two seasons.
Head Coach Matt Lafleur recently told the media that the starters would not play in the final preseason game for the Packers. The second string QB would play as he has been during the previous two preseason games. In his last start, Jordan Love completed 12-24 passes for 113 yards and one touchdown.
In the last preseason game Jordan Love went 16-26 for 148 yards and one touchdown. His short throws were made in the pocket and not on the run. There were some overthrows to receivers, along with handing the ball off to young running backs during the final preseason contest.
Packers backup QB Jordan Love
The third year QB for the Green Bay Packers played his four year college career at Utah State. He redshirted during his freshman year.
Jordan Love at Utah State
Love threw for 1,631 yards, six touchdowns and eight interceptions during his first year. His third year was his best as he surpassed 3,657 passing yards (a school record) while throwing 32 touchdowns and completing 64 percent of his passes.
His statistics dropped as he began to prepare for the NFL Draft where he was selected in the first round, picked (26th overall).
Some may say that he is progressing while playing the quarterback position, but he has a lot to learn in the NFL. He does have the All-Pro QB Aaron Rodgers to follow, so he has huge shoes to fill once the back to back NFL MVP chooses to retire.
Jordan Love can get better with advice and more reps at the position. Confidence for the young backup QB will be the key as time passes.
Green Bay fans will see how he does as the season goes on, if he gets the chance, but he is still learning the game. The good thing is he is taking notes and getting lessons from a veteran QB, just like Aaron Rodgers did himself.