Brett Favre: Packers should use Jordan Love like Taysom Hill

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There are plenty of similarities between the Brett Favre/Aaron Rodgers situation and the Rodgers/Jordan Love dynamic. There could be one significant difference, if the Packers take Favre’s advice.

Favre thinks that Love should play from time to time, something Rodgers didn’t do until Favre retired (for the first time).

“I think there’s ways to incorporate it much like Taysom Hill with the Saints,” Favre told TMZ.com. “Use him as a halfback, a halfback pass, but occasionally let him run it just to show that you’ll do that. Something like that.”

Something like that won’t make Rodgers any less salty about the decision to trade up in round one to draft Love. While Rodgers may not care about Love playing halfback or tight end or receiver or whatever, the moment Love throws a pass is the moment Rodgers potentially throws a fit.

There’s a general belief that franchise quarterbacks who can still make all the throws never have the ball taken out of their hands and thrown by someone else. In New Orleans, Hill throws it deep from time to time because, frankly, Drew Brees no longer can. In Green Bay, Rodgers can still do it all.

Indeed, there’s been only one time that any player other than Rodgers has thrown a pass on offense with Rodgers on the field. It happened in Week 13 of the 2011 season, in a game against the Giants. Late in the first quarter, for the first play of a drive following a New York field goal, the Packers dialed up a trick play. Rodgers pitched to running back Ryan Grant, who started to the right before handing the ball to receiver Randall Cobb, who was running to the left. A left-handed thrower, Cobb kept moving in that direction and eventually threw an incomplete pass to receiver Greg Jennings.

Rodgers ended up being the lead blocker for Cobb, and actually blocking Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, who struck Rodgers in the helmet with his right hand but did not hit him as hard as Pierre-Paul could have under the circumstances.

There have been no other circumstances involving any player other than Rodgers throwing a pass for the Packers with Rodgers on the field. A few weeks later in 2011, however, Cobb ran the ball out of Wildcat formation with Rodgers on the sideline.

After the play, Rodgers ran back onto the field shaking his head. After the game, Rodgers said of the Wildcat formation, “I’m not crazy about it.”

And so he won’t be crazy about Favre’s suggestion that Love should be throwing and running the ball. If the Packers have Love throw the ball and/or send Rodgers off the field or otherwise away from the quarterback spot in the formation, Rodgers rightfully will be miffed.

36 responses to “Brett Favre: Packers should use Jordan Love like Taysom Hill

  1. LaFleur and his staff don’t need any advice Brett, but thanks.

    I am not sure what question was asked that prompted Brett to bring this up, but the above still applies.

    LaFleur and QB Coach/Passing game coordinator Luke Getsy have been asked these questions as well and they have “not even thought about that yet.” They have not even gotton Jordan on the grass yet. You don’t develop a QB in the media.

  2. Can we not let this be? When Favre was the QB, The Packers drafted in no particular order Arron Brooks,TY Detmer,Mark Brunell,Matt Hasselback, plus probably a couple more I have forgotten about. Ron Wolf Drafted a QB almost every year, he did not move up to get one but did draft fairly good QB’s. Unless you have spoken to Aaron Rodgers let this dog be! Enough already.

  3. Or they should have just kept Taysom Hill when they had him… problem solved Gunslinger!!

  4. I think Brett doesn’t realize how unique Taysom Hill is as an athlete. There is a reason you have never seen any other QB in history excel as a gunner on special teams.

  5. bullsa21 says:
    June 28, 2020 at 9:11 am
    Can we not let this be? When Favre was the QB, The Packers drafted in no particular order Arron Brooks,TY Detmer,Mark Brunell,Matt Hasselback, plus probably a couple more I have forgotten about. Ron Wolf Drafted a QB almost every year, he did not move up to get one but did draft fairly good QB’s. Unless you have spoken to Aaron Rodgers let this dog be! Enough already.

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    Exactly. And Rodgers hasn’t indicated any kind of saltiness whatsoever over the Love pick. In fact, the only noise you hear about any possible saltiness comes from right here. You can bet it won’t stop anytime soon, either.

  6. How about not getting the future face of your organization injured before his career even starts???

  7. You mean cut Jordan love, like they did when they had taysom Hill? Is that what you mean, Brett? Because the packers cut taysom hill.

  8. erock23 says:
    June 28, 2020 at 9:23 am
    Or they should have just kept Taysom Hill when they had him… problem solved Gunslinger!!

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    Yeah, this ended up being a huge miss. I know they wanted to keep Hill but there was someone else they also wanted to keep (I can’t even remember who). Anyways, they thought Hill had a better chance of “sneaking” through waivers so they waived him hoping to sign him to the practice squad. Obviously, he didn’t. The real kicker is that the other guy is no longer with the team and may not even be in the NFL.

  9. bullsa21 says:
    June 28, 2020 at 9:11 am

    Can we not let this be? When Favre was the QB, The Packers drafted in no particular order Arron Brooks,TY Detmer,Mark Brunell,Matt Hasselback, plus probably a couple more I have forgotten about. Ron Wolf Drafted a QB almost every year.////

    But when they drafted Rodgers in the 1st round things changed for Favre just like when the packers drafted Love in the 1st round. Mentioning all the back up all the backup QB’s drafted in later rounds is pointless at best but more like trying to cover up the issue. Teams do not draft a QB in the first round and not let them start. They aren’t going to wait and resign Love without starting him.

  10. Rodgers rightly will be miffed? Last I checked, it’s a team game. If the coaches feel that using Love will make them a better team – then they should.

    For all the hoopla around Rodgers – how many Super Bowls has he played in or won? There are 32 quarterbacks who have won a Super Bowl. So where he is a solid qb and a hall if famer , it’s not like his play has led them to Numerous titles. And isn’t it all about titles? Not individual accomplishments

  11. Jordan Love is like a term life insurance policy that builds cash value.

    You hope it’s never needed but if it is needed, you’re really glad you have it.

    If it’s not needed you cash it in (for draft picks) at the end of the term and buy another.

  12. Love is not a runner or the athlete like Hill. Favre is suffering from early onset CTE. Love averaged 2.2 yards a rush last year, 1.5 yards a rush the year before (his longest career run in college was 22 yards). Frankly, he was at best a 6th round pick. Maybe the worst draft pick last year.

  13. Rodgers is such a beta. Probably the most overrated QB in the modern era
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    2 MVPs, sb mvp and ring, amazing stats for a decade straight, the best passer rating and td/int ratio in the league, and he’s got legs. Rodgers is the only reason the Packers have been relevant since Favre retired. He’s had very little talent around him, no running game (until last year), and a head coach who coasted on his QB instead of actually coaching. But sure, he’s over-rated

  14. it’s amazing how insecure Aaron Rodgers is that they’ve never let anyone else throw a pass. As common as gimmick plays from WRs or RBs are, that their QB is THAT insecure to feel threatened by ANYONE getting a TD pass off is pathetic.

  15. The best part… the absolute best part of all… would be some people’s reaction if the Packers were to (miraculously) develop Love into HOF QB #3 in a row.

    I’m not saying it’ll happen. In fact, I rather doubt it… but the possibility does exist and the reaction would be utterly glorious.

    Just imagine another 10 or 15 years of “The Packers lucked into another one” while they continue the quest for mediocrity.

  16. Don’t worry the Packers will find a way to waste his talent as they seem to do for all their players.

  17. That would be strange since the Packers had Taysom Hill on their roster but felt Bret Hundley was a better choice. LOL

  18. Jordan Love plays Linebacker? Thats about all Hill does.

    it’s high comedy to watch the Ain’ts pretend Hill is anything more than a gimmick player, not even close to Kordell Stewarts skill set

  19. purplepridepolysemy says:
    June 28, 2020 at 3:02 pm
    That would be strange since the Packers had Taysom Hill on their roster but felt Bret Hundley was a better choice. LOL

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    No, the Packers felt like they could sneak Hill through waivers. Sadly, they were mistaken. This was already discussed but it doesn’t really help when that deep, primal need to troll can’t be held in check long enough to read even a few simple sentences.

  20. Why do reporters feel the need to pick up a phone to see what Favre thinks about anything? The guy had a great career in football. That doesn’t mean he is qualified to answer questions about anything. Frankly, Brett isn’t anyone I would ask a question to. He isn’t all that bright.

  21. Yeah, this ended up being a huge miss. I know they wanted to keep Hill but there was someone else they also wanted to keep

    +++++

    Taysom Hill will be 30 years old before games start and has thrown 13 passes in the NFL.

    Not a huge miss.

  22. No, the Packers felt like they could sneak Hill through waivers. Sadly, they were mistaken. This was already discussed but it doesn’t really help when that deep, primal need to troll can’t be held in check long enough to read even a few simple sentences.

    I guess their management thought they were smarter than all other 31 teams. So why didn’t the geniuses keep Hill and try to sneak Hundley through waivers???

  23. In the same TMZ interview Brett implied that he should get more credit for Aaron becoming a elite QB.

    “I’d like to think I have some stock in how he has played.”

    Brett did say some good things in the interview but he just can’t help himself to try and somehow make it about him. I love Brett, and I get a chuckle out him because I know in the end he means well.

    #OneTeamOneNation

    #PackerNation!🏈

  24. One of the more tragic things from the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic. Brett Favre trying to impart “wisdom” seemingly every day.

  25. purplepridepolysemy says:
    June 28, 2020 at 5:40 pm
    No, the Packers felt like they could sneak Hill through waivers. Sadly, they were mistaken. This was already discussed but it doesn’t really help when that deep, primal need to troll can’t be held in check long enough to read even a few simple sentences.

    I guess their management thought they were smarter than all other 31 teams. So why didn’t the geniuses keep Hill and try to sneak Hundley through waivers???

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    Apparently, the Packers were indeed smarter than every other team in the league when it came to Hill… After all, they were the team that signed Hill as a UDFA after every team in the league passed on him through 7 full rounds of the draft. They got burned when they tried to get cute and sneak him through waivers, where every other team in the league other than the Saints passed on him yet again.

    I want to think RB Devante Mays was the other candidate for waivers but the Packers didn’t think he’d make it through. Whomever it was, waiving Hundley wasn’t even considered at the time. He already had a year in the system and seemed to have a fairly firm grasp on the QB2 position. Hundley did all the right things, except when it came to actually playing the game… a concept with which you should be all too familiar.

    Is there anything else I can help you with?

  26. Love is a quarterback, not a niche player. He’ll be Rodgers’ replacement someday and Rodgers plans to help him succeed. That’s the kind of professional Rodgers has always been. In his own words:

    “I learned a lot over those years working with Brett, things that I can bring the relationship with Jordan and just bring the mindset I went through as a young 21-, 22-, 23-year-old, playing with my idol as a teammate,” he told reporters in May, per NFL.com. “I’ll definitely take those lessons with me. Like I said before, I’ve always had great relationships with my backups and always loved helping those guys out in any way. The more questions they have, the more answers I have. I’ve truly embraced those relationships, and it’ll be the same with Jordan.”

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