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Packers quarterback Jordan Love insists that he will definitely be ready to start the first week in case they need him amid uncertainty about Aaron Rodgers’ future.
Last Updated: 06/10/21 10:38 am
When Aaron Rodgers is gone, he will play Jordan Love.
That could be the case in September, depending on how the situation surrounding Rodgers’ future with the Green Bay Packers plays out in the coming months.
The current NFL MVP is holding out after it emerged earlier this offseason that he did not want to return to the Packers.
Rodgers subsequently quashed suggestions that his discomfort was related to the organization that selected Love in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, rather than pointing to behind-the-scenes ‘philosophy’ and ‘culture’.
When asked about the possibility of starting in week one, Love insisted that he would be ready. In truth, what else was he supposed to say?
“One hundred percent,” Love told the media on Wednesday. “Obviously, this is a time where I’m getting a lot of extremely valuable reps that I might not have been getting in a normal circumstance. So I’ll take it day by day. But yeah, that’s what I do.” I’m here. I was selected here to play quarterback, so I will definitely be ready for Week One. “
Rodgers ‘absence has not only drawn attention to Love’s progress, but has also given the 22-year-old a window in which to work with the Packers’ primary weapons.
As far as he’s concerned, his job is to be prepared for anything.
“I’ve been living my life, man, trying to do what I can do to improve this offseason and obviously not knowing what’s going to happen next,” Love added. “The main thing has been to control what I can control and do everything possible to improve every day, so that I am ready in whatever circumstance arises in the season. I just do everything possible to be ready for myself, for the team and for all”. here.
“My way of thinking throughout the offseason has been to prepare, to prepare, and that has been my way of thinking since I got here.
“Whether Aaron was here or not, that’s going to be my way of thinking anyway, because I have to prepare to play and be able to go out and take the reins of the team and be able to perform at a high level and do my best for everyone. others can do their job too and be able to perform at a high level. “
According to local media reports, Love enjoyed a much more productive outing at camp on Wednesday compared to the day before when he joined wide receiver Allen Lazard and running backs Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon for big wins.
“Listen, you can never be too high or too low in this game,” Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said. “One of the biggest emphasis for Jordan is simply treating each play as its own entity. We are always evaluating decision making, timing, accuracy, and we want to see consistency continue to improve more and more.”
Love was 689 of 1,125 passes (61.2 percent) for 8,600 yards, 60 touchdowns and 29 interceptions during three seasons at Utah State. That included an outstanding 2018 in which he threw for 3,567 yards, 32 touchdowns and six interceptions, before enduring a mixed 2019 when he recorded 3,402 yards for 20 touchdowns and 17 interceptions, the worst in the FBS.
The 2020 preseason cancellation due to the coronavirus pandemic means he has yet to make his Packers debut.
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