Green Bay Packers quarterback Jordan Love has been under fire in recent weeks, as his poor play has strongly contributed to the Packers’ three-game losing streak.
Most recently, Love threw a game-ending interception in a 19-17 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday.
On Monday morning, former Packers quarterback Kurt Benkert took to social media to defend Love, saying that wide receiver Samori Toure should have at least tried to draw a flag on the defense.
“I see a lot of Jordan Love bashing today, and it’s unwarranted,” Benkert wrote on his X account. “If the receiver fights back through contact on the last play and draws a PI (like any vet receiver would do) the Packers would have had a chip shot field goal to win the game.”
Love didn’t really have a subpar performance overall in the loss, going 21-for-31 with 180 yards and a couple of touchdowns before throwing the late pick.
“What you’re seeing this year is a first time starter, with years of experience learning the game and seeing it a certain way – having to play with players that aren’t at that level yet,” added Benkert. “And he’s keeping his cool while going through all of that.
Love got off to a good start this season, leading Green Bay to a 2-1 record through the first three weeks while throwing seven touchdowns and one interception.
However, since then, the 24-year-old has totaled three touchdowns and six picks in his last three contests, all Packers losses.
On the season overall, Jordan Love has thrown for 1,263 yards while completing 57.5 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 79.4.
“I feel for Jordan because this situation isn’t one that many guys would have success in currently,” Benkert also wrote.
Green Bay is 2-4 and will look to snap its losing streak when it hosts the Minnesota Vikings next weekend.