Aaron Rodgers officially held out from the Packers after missing mandatory Minicamp. Jordan Love took over the starting rep duties, and after a poor showing on day 1, Love had an impressive showing after. And the Utah State alum is confident that he will be ready come Week 1.
On Tuesday, ESPN’s Rob Demovsky reported that Love struggled with accuracy, and completed 12 of 23 passes to go along with a failed two-minute drill. Wednesday, however, was entirely different.
Love was on a tear in camp. He hit running back A.J. Dillon on a wheel route for 30 yards, took advantage of a free play by connecting with Allen Lazard on a 45-yard gain, found Juwann Winfree on a deep corner route for 30 yards, and hit Aaron Jones deep down the sideline for another 30-yard gain. Love then led a drill-winning two-minute drive by hitting Lazard for an eight-yard score.
Screenshot on left: Jordan Love yesterday.
Screenshot on right: Jordan Love today. pic.twitter.com/fESeVU4Z9J
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Jordan Love had a serious message for the Packers.
The 2020 first-round draft pick wasn’t active for a single game during his rookie season playing behind MVP Aaron Rodgers. But Love is shying away from the opportunity to take over the starting job in 2021.
“Obviously, this is a time where I’m getting a lot of extremely valuable reps that I might not have been getting in a normal circumstance,” Love said, per The Athletic. “But yeah, that’s what I’m here for. I was drafted here to play quarterback, so I’ll definitely be ready Week 1.”
Jordan Love gave Aaron Rodgers a lot of credit. He believes that getting to learn from Aaron Rodgers has given him the necessary knowledge and mentality to be prepared whenever his number is called.
“Obviously I wasn’t able to get a lot of reps, but my mental game and the knowledge I was able to get last year I think is going to help me a lot,” the young Packers QB added. “Not a lot of people get to say they were able to sit behind the MVP of the league. Being behind (Rodgers), I was able to learn a lot, see a lot of different things and just see where his game’s at.
If the time comes, Jordan Love says he’s “100 percent” ready 👀 pic.twitter.com/HwZKpLechR
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“He has a lot of knowledge, and just being able to be behind him and trying to soak up as much as I could, definitely very valuable.”
It doesn’t seem like Aaron Rodgers will play for the Green Bay Packers. But if the team does lose their MVP, Love will be forced to start Week 1. But Love seems ready for the challenge.