Packers backmost Jordan Love sewage successful his first reps arsenic QB1 this past week, and it looks for illustration he’ll person immoderate hurdles to flooded successful 2023.
The reviews from Jordan Love’s first believe arsenic nan Green Bay Packers starting backmost are in, and nan media feels… lukewarm astir him, astatine best.
A time aft nan Packers violative coordinator, Adam Stenavich, intimated that fitting Love into Green Bay’s strategy would beryllium for illustration “trial and error“, nan 2020 first-rounder sewage his offseason training underway.
In nan team’s first unfastened OTA that didn’t licence videos, Love started building chemistry pinch his wideouts and violative statement and instantly ran into immoderate snags.
The reporters coming astatine believe delivered little snippets astir what they saw from Love connected nan field, and by and ample it was much critique than praise.
No video allowing during squad period, but Jordan Love struggled some. A fewer batted balls, a dropped INT by Campbell, etc.
Not each connected him, but could person been crisper. That said, it’s May 23rd.
— Matt Verderame (@MattVerderame) May 23, 2023
Jordan Love severely missed Samori Toure successful nan near area of nan extremity zone. Toure was unfastened aft breaking his way to nan sideline vs. Keisean Nixon, but Love’s walk sailed wide retired of bounds.
— Ryan Wood (@ByRyanWood) May 23, 2023
It took until Jordan Love’s 5th reddish area threat to find a completion, stepping up and done to nan correct and firing a dart to rookie Jayden Reed for nan TD. Without Bakhtiari & Jenkins successful attendance, Packers defense has gotten plentifulness of unit successful squad drills
— Dave Schroeder (@SchroederWBAY) May 23, 2023
After a slow start, Jordan Love was effective successful nan short reddish area (from nan 10 and in) pinch 3 TDs. Overall successful nan first unfastened OTA (and 2nd of nan week), he was 6-for-16. Had 3 tipped aliases batted down, 1 dropped and 1 astir picked off.
We’ll perceive from him soon.
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) May 23, 2023
Packers’ Jordan Love looks rusty arsenic QB1, but it’s excessively early to judge
As Sports Illustrated’s Matt Verderame notes, it’s only May 23rd. The kid has nan remainder of nan summertime to impressment nan media and, much importantly, build a rapport pinch his starters.
After Aaron Rodgers ran nan Packers discourtesy for astir 2 decades, it’s inevitable that Green Bay will spell done a bumpy modulation pinch a younger, little experienced, and altogether different backmost nether center.
Jordan Love astir apt won’t beryllium capable to enarthrosis Rodgers’ passing workload from erstwhile years. It’s conscionable excessively overmuch to expect from him. Instead, arsenic Stevanich continues to tailor nan playbook to Love, nan discourtesy whitethorn move distant from a vertical passing crippled reliant connected one-on-one wide receiver matchups and into much of a Matt LaFleur-ian strategy pinch his signature imaginative flair and unsocial way combos incorporating moving backs and tight ends arsenic well.
Long gone is nan Packers erstwhile deadly WR1, Davante Adams; successful his spot are a crowded bunch of spry, speedy, and versatile weapons (Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs to sanction a few) who will effort to make Love’s occupation a small easier.
In 2023, nan Aaron Rodgers to [insert Rodgers’ yearly favourite wideout here] heavy shot relationship is evidently nary longer viable. There’s a new-ish backmost successful town, and he deserves nan clip and patience to get situated successful his team — springiness him astatine slightest nan offseason to fig it out.