Matt LaFleur eager to see Jordan Love get lots of work during OTAs

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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is likely to skip most of the team’s voluntary offseason work, which coach Matt LaFleur sees as an opportunity for Jordan Love.

LaFleur says that Love, the 2020 first-round pick who has started just one game in his first two NFL seasons, will be running the show when the Packers’ offense is on the practice field.

“It’s real work and he needs all the work that he can get. I know he’ll take that,” LaFleur said, via the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. “And again, I think it’s every opportunity when you’re a young quarterback that doesn’t have a ton of game experience, and you’re not getting the bulk of the reps throughout the course of the season, I think it’s so valuable for Jordan.”

Love struggled in his only start last season, against the Chiefs, and he also didn’t play well in his other extended action, when the Packers decided to rest Rodgers for the playoffs in the second half of the regular-season finale against the Lions. Given Rodgers’ new contract, Love may never be the Packers’ franchise quarterback, but they’d still like to see more from their former first-round pick, and offseason work will indeed be important for him.

13 responses to “Matt LaFleur eager to see Jordan Love get lots of work during OTAs

  1. He needs it… but nothing like trying to pump up his non-existent trade value.

  2. Love the pick that motivated Rodgers to return to his MVP level of play.

  3. Leaders that fail hard in the playoffs should be at camp. You pay the guy millions of dollars.

  4. Rodgers does not care outside of playing GM. Love can not play. 

  5. Compare Love’s performances against the current top twenty quarterbacks with starting roles. His measured performance and similar time and effort, to-date, ranks number ten within that group. Look it up. I’m not worried. I’m prepared for Rodgers to have his season ended for whatever reason and at any time including camp. If Love became the starter effective immediately, I’d say “let’s go!”

  6. All the hype for Love. Then why is Adam Schecter reporting that GB has put a tag on Love for a 2 or 3 for a trade. Next year it’ll be a 3 or 4. Feel sorry for Love, he’s not getting any love from GB.

  7. “Matt LaFleur eager to see Jordan Love get lots of work during OTAs”. Ha ha ha. Matt, who else is going to be throwing the ball? The diva isn’t.

  8. Leaders that fail hard in the playoffs should be at camp. You pay the guy millions of dollars.
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    Fun facts;

    Rodgers has 6 wins in his last 6 post-seasons
    Rodgers is 1 of only 6 QBs in NFL history with a passer rating over 100

    Something failed here. It wasn’t Aaron Rodgers.

  9. Feel sorry for Love, he’s not getting any love from GB.
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    How is he not getting love?

    He’s supported 100% by the front office and coaching staff
    He’s not better than Rodgers, so he’s not the starter

    He’s a talented kid that has been able to learn one of the best schemes in football, and watch one of the best to ever play the position.

    … I’m not seeing a downside here.

    I’m sure he’d rather play, but thats not the hand he was dealt.

  10. Everyone is basing Jordan Love on the KC game when Rodgers was out with Covid. KC Blitzed Love 80% of their plays. And the Packers were short 3 starting O Linemen using back ups. He never had a chance to set in the pocket. I want to see him get as many reps as possible in training camp and preseason games. This is his Make It or Break It year.

  11. stellarperformance says:
    May 11, 2022 at 10:24 pm
    Compare Love’s performances against the current top twenty quarterbacks with starting roles.
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    So in one post you say people shouldn’t judge his performance in the NFL as he was blitzed non stop. So then let’s look at his last regular time as a starter against a lesser colleges while at Utah he led the nation in INTs – but there is an excuse for that too. Face it he is not that good – all teams have busts in the first round sometimes and this is one.

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