Matt LaFleur Provides Update on Jordan Love Injury

Devon Platana
Green Bay Packers coach Matt LaFleur has provided an update on backup QB Jordan Love's injury.
Green Bay Packers coach Matt LaFleur has provided an update on backup QB Jordan Love's injury. / Patrick McDermott/Getty Images
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Green Bay Packers backup quarterback Jordan Love hasn't seen much action lately due to an ongoing shoulder issue. The injury held the 22-year-old out of Saturday's 23-14 loss to the New York Jets, ultimately leaving Packers fans wondering when their quarterback of the future would be back at full health.

Green Bay head coach Matt LaFleur had an update on Love's status following Saturday's loss, saying that the young signal-caller is still day-to-day with his shoulder injury. LaFleur went on to say that he doesn't want to make any guarantees about Love practicing this week, but that's what the team is hoping for.

Jordan Love Injury Update

LaFleur also confirmed that Love is still Green Bay's backup quarterback, despite him missing time over the past few weeks. Former 2018 undrafted free agent Kurt Benkert played the entire game against the Jets in Love's absence, throwing for 151 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception. Needless to say, that type of performance won't put Love's spot in jeopardy.

While Aaron Rodgers' status was up in the air earlier this offseason, Love had been impressing the Packers coaching staff at the mandatory OTAs. Obviously, Rodgers returning as the No. 1 QB means that fans will have to wait at least another season to see his successor play.

The last time Love played meaningful football was in the 2019 NCAA football season as a member of the Utah State Aggies. He completed 61.9% (293-for-473) of his passes that year for 3,402 passing yards and 20 touchdowns to 17 interceptions.

Even if he doesn't play in the preseason, Love is in a position that a lot of young quarterbacks would be envious of. He gets to continue learning from one of the game's best gunslingers in Rodgers while also being part of a championship contender.

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