Jordan Love Continues Impressing at Packers OTAs
As the Green Bay Packers' offseason continues, there hasn't been a lot of progress made regarding quarterback Aaron Rodgers' situation. That has left fans and experts are wondering if the team's backup, Jordan Love, can handle the No. 1 QB role if Rodgers gets traded or sits out for the season.
Fortunately, it's looking like Love has made a lot of progress over the offseason as he continues to impress the coaching staff at Green Bay's organized team activities (OTAs). Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett said at a press conference this week that one of Love's bigger improvements is that he's a lot more confident. The team's fanbase should be happy hearing that, especially with confidence being an important quality to have in a No. 1 quarterback.
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Hackett went on to say that Love has been showing a better understanding of the game as time goes on. The 22-year-old signal-caller has been going out to the OTAs and pulling off plays without needing as much information as before. Hackett said that it's allowed the staff to help him work out "intricate details" that they've been looking for.
"And the more experience, the more reps you can get, it’s going to help him, regardless of who’s out there. It’s just about coaching and understanding the concepts, different protections, the run game — there’s so much for him to be able to learn that it’s been great having him here and having the opportunity to help him out."- Nathaniel Hackett, Packers OC
Considering how fans and experts thought it was a reach when the Packers selected Love at No. 26 in the 2020 NFL Draft, his offseason progress is more than welcome. Assuming he gets a look as the starting QB in 2021, it'll be interesting to see how he looks in his first in-game NFL action. Love last played football for the Utah State Aggies in 2019, where he recorded 3,402 passing yards and 20 touchdowns to 17 interceptions.
The Packers currently have the 8th-best odds to win the Super Bowl at +1700, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. If he does end up being Green Bay's starting quarterback, Love will need to have one amazing first full season to bring his team back to championship glory.
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