As Green Bay Packers starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers expectedly continued his holdout amid this week’s mandatory minicamp sessions, backup and 2020 rookie Jordan Love handled the bulk of the snaps and produced some stellar highlights. He also understandably reminded onlookers that he still hasn’t thrown a pass during an NFL regular-season game.
Per Rob Demovsky of ESPN, head coach Matt LaFleur and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett did not give Love a bare-bones version of their scheme this week to make life easier for whom they admittedly hope will ultimately remain their QB2 through the fall months.
“No, we installed our offense and kind of threw everything at him,” LaFleur explained following minicamp’s conclusion.
After Love enjoyed his best performance of the three-day camp on Wednesday, he told reporters he will “definitely” be ready to start if he’s needed when the Packers open the season against the New Orleans Saints on Sept. 12. Signs have emerged that may not be necessary, but Love doesn’t appear to lack confidence ahead of the summer months.
“We’ve got to get him multiple looks at many different plays and really find out what he does best and what our team does because every year things change in the National Football League,” LaFleur said of Love. “Just trying to get a feel for how much he can really handle, and I think he’s done a great job of being intentional about his work, how he goes out to practice every day, and I think it’s paying off for him. I think he’s made some progress.”