Aaron Jones: Jordan Love is more comfortable in Year 2

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Packers running back Aaron Jones is liking what he’s seeing from quarterback Jordan Love in Organized Team Activities.

With reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers staying away from Green Bay at least for now and possibly forever, all eyes are on Love at OTAs. And Jones says Love looks a lot better than he did in last year’s practices.

“You can tell he’s a lot more comfortable out there. From communicating in the huddle to the command of the huddle, everything. He’s had a year under his belt, he’s had time to watch and learn, so you can tell it’s a little bit different than it was before. He’s going to continue to grow and I’m happy to be here working with him,” Jones said.

Love never got on the field in his rookie season, so we can only speculate about how good he might be. But Jones sounds confident that if Love is the Packers’ starting quarterback, all is not lost.

39 responses to “Aaron Jones: Jordan Love is more comfortable in Year 2

  1. If Jordan Love turns out to be another hall of fame caliber quarterback after 30 years of Favre and Rodgers in Green Bay, can you imagine how the fans of the division feel? Bears fans are gonna blow a fuse.

  2. directdriver says:
    May 29, 2021 at 8:50 am
    If Jordan Love turns out to be another hall of fame caliber quarterback after 30 years of Favre and Rodgers in Green Bay, can you imagine how the fans of the division feel? Bears fans are gonna blow a fuse.

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    Counterpoint: who do you have more faith in actually becoming that? Jordan Love or Justin Fields?

  3. Sterling7 says:

    May 29, 2021 at 8:47 am

    What last year’s rookie isn’t more comfortable in year 2?!
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    Isaiah Wilson off the top of my head.

  4. What? We have a good teammate sighting in Green Bay. Aaron isn’t going to like that. He prefers personal loyalty to team loyalty.

  5. Jordan Love, easily. Fields got drafted in to QB purgatory and is sketchy at best. Jordan Love has a chance to be great, but Fields is a Teddy Bridgewater type player. Plus it never ends well when you base your draft pick just to please the woke media mob instead of picking the best player on the board. This is a pick to save a coach who is out the door, just a matter of when instead of if.

  6. Counterpoint: who do you have more faith in actually becoming that? Jordan Love or Justin Fields?

    Because Ohio State QBs have been so great lately?!

  7. L. S. says:

    May 29, 2021 at 9:07 am

    Jordan Love, easily. Fields got drafted in to QB purgatory and is sketchy at best. Jordan Love has a chance to be great, but Fields is a Teddy Bridgewater type player. Plus it never ends well when you base your draft pick just to please the woke media mob instead of picking the best player on the board. This is a pick to save a coach who is out the door, just a matter of when instead of if.

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    Wow is that an extremely homer comment. To say “Fields is sketchy at best” yet he actually has a better track record in college as well as tool for tool hes well above Love. Also if either of them are a “Bridgwater type” (which I dont even think you knew what you meant by that) it would be the guy with the weaker arm, less mobility and less accuracy which is…Love and it’s not even close.

  8. touchback6 says:
    May 29, 2021 at 8:58 am

    Counterpoint: who do you have more faith in actually becoming that? Jordan Love or Justin Fields?

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Hmmmmm. One team has built an offense around having a solid QB, giving him the tools needed to prosper, starting with a deep O-line and extending to all the skill positions. The other, way less so.

    My crystal ball is cracked, but odds are pretty good that Love, if he becomes Packers’ starter, like Aaron before him, will have a better career than Fields, like Rex Grossman (remember him?), who walked into a mess.

  9. What last year’s rookie isn’t more comfortable in year 2?!
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    Isaiah Wilson off the top of my head.

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    Doesn’t count if you don’t actually have a year 2

  10. But will he show the same comfort when defensive players are in his face???

  11. Meanwhile somewhere in Tampa Bay Tom Brady and his gang are working their butts off already

  12. touchback6 says:
    May 29, 2021 at 8:58 am
    Counterpoint: who do you have more faith in actually becoming that? Jordan Love or Justin Fields?
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Bears will start Fields too soon, as many teams do. Love has benefitted from the sit-first policy of the Packers, now perhaps a year sooner than they thought.

  13. Rohanz2000 says:
    May 29, 2021 at 10:01 am
    Meanwhile somewhere in Tampa Bay Tom Brady and his gang are working their butts off already
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    ……aren’t they lucky! Lucky guys! That whole team is lucky, especially their quarterback. That’s OK though, somebody in the NFL over time has to be the luckiest if anything else, if not simply for being around such a long time. It may as well be Brady. LOAT.

  14. Meaningless smoke-blowing. Everyone is great in the offseason; everyone’s improving, and everyone’s going to make the Pro Bowl next year.

    There is no real way to gauge how much progress a player has actually made, and how good he really is, until he’s on the field, in actual competition against good players actually playing to win–i.e., regular season games. (Coaches have to guess, then live with the consequences. That’s why they get paid the big bucks.)

    That’s not to say that Love isn’t actually good and improving, but there’s no way of knowing until it’s put to the test with real stakes. (FWIW, the same thing applied to his predecessor–there was no way to tell how good Rodgers was until the Dallas game his third season, where Favre got injured and he nearly led the Pack to a comeback win.)

  15. Aside from the relative talents of Love and Fields, you need to consider the coaching. GB has Hackett, who was working with Bortles when he had his best year, and LaFleur, who got the prickly Rodgers to buy into his system – a system similar to the one that made Jimmy G look good. I feel better with them than I would with Nagy.

  16. Packer fans be thinking they’ll win the division this year with Love at QB. I’m glad. It’ll make the losses hurt even more.

  17. We seem to forget he didn’t have a typical rookie season. No rookie camps, training camps etc because we were terrified of COVID..

  18. mnrasslinggovjesse says:
    May 29, 2021 at 10:48 am
    Aside from the relative talents of Love and Fields, you need to consider the coaching. GB has Hackett, who was working with Bortles when he had his best year, and LaFleur, who got the prickly Rodgers to buy into his system – a system similar to the one that made Jimmy G look good. I feel better with them than I would with Nagy.
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    Bortles best year as far as passing yards and TDs was also the same year he led the league in interceptions, had 14 fumbles and multiple pick 6s.

  19. For those comparing Jordan Love and Justin Fields, very hard to know at this point but college stats on very different teams do not tell us much [Utah State is harder to lead than Alabama]. For his two cents, Chris Simms rated Jordan Love as the #3 QB prospect of the 2020 draft, behind Herbert and ahead of Tua, while Simms rated Justin Fields as the #5 QB prospect of the recent 2021 draft.

  20. What a shocker. A QB is better in year two than they were as a rookie? You have to be kidding. That’s never happened.

  21. 2021 at 11:16 am
    Packer fans be thinking they’ll win the division this year with Love at QB. I’m glad. It’ll make the losses hurt even more.

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    The children posting here aren’t old enough to remember that in AR’s second season, he went into a game after Favre went down, got injured and was carted off the field and placed on IR.

    Let’s see what JL can do before everyone criticizes the kid

  22. Has it occurred to anyone that Rodgers may be doing Love a favor by sitting these camps out?
    Love is getting 1st team reps that he wouldn’t ordinarily be getting at this time (Yes, I know that all the starting receivers are sitting out, too). But 1st team reps are still valuable

  23. From yesterday:

    NFL stadiums ranked from best to worst | 1-15
    Which NFL franchise owns the best stadium in the league?
    1) Lambeau Field

    This could help Jordan Love. Can’t hurt.

  24. If Love can really play it would put a wrench into Erin’s blackmail plans.

  25. Let’s face it, Rodgers holds all the cards in this one. The drop off after he leaves will be profound for one simple reason- the current
    college game is producing qb’s closer to Jimmy G than Rodgers and every gm knows that. This is a pitiful attempt on the Packers part to try and gain leverage on Aaron. If it were even remotely true (Love being even close to Rodgers), they would have traded him already, if for no other reason than to save a wagon load of money. With Love, you basically have a slower version of Lamar Jackson, which defeats the purpose. Nice try Packers, but nobody is buying it- lol

  26. Jordan Love has a much better team around him than Fields does in Chicago so he will be more successful next season if forced to become the starter which I dont think will happen because when all is said and done Aaron Rodgers has too much to lose,(money and reputation) to stay away and not play if the team doesnt decide to trade him.if he retires and comes back next season he will be one year older without an nfl game played in 2021,would any team still trust him to be his old self.

  27. Rodgers knows his last and best chance to do anything great is staying with the Packers. The Packers hold all the leverage. If Love is the Packer quarterback, with the team they’re giving him and not being forced to play straight out of college, the Packers will win their division and maybe much more.

  28. Rodgers is trying to find a way to take the attention off the fact he made an attempt to make himself more important than the team, for whatever reasons. He has not said anything substantive on-record however, which works in his favor.

  29. Rodgers should set aside all the contractual stresses and the trust-busting letdowns and try to win a SuperBowl not only for himself, but for us, the people.

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