The youngster had just led the Packers to a thrilling come-from-behind victory over the New Orleans Saints, guiding his team back from a 17-0 fourth-quarter deficit to pull out an 18-17 win.
Love and Green Bay had all of the momentum in the world heading into their Week 4 matchup with the Detroit Lions on Thursday night, but it didn’t take long for that bubble to burst.
The Packers ended up losing by a score of 34-20 and were never really all that competitive in the loss, dropping to 2-2 on the year and falling behind the Lions for first place in the NFC North in the process.
To make matters worse, the defeat happened at Lambeau Field, so Green Bay will have to look for a season split with its division rival in Detroit on Thanksgiving.
After the game, former NFL quarterback and current analyst Ryan Fitzpatrick was not too impressed with Love, saying that the signal-caller still has a lot to prove.
“We saw a lot of Jordan Love t-shirts. We didn’t see a lot of Jordan Love jerseys,” said Fitzpatrick (h/t JPAFootball). “The jury is still out.”
Fitzpatrick has a point.
While Love did flash considerable talent over the Packers’ first three games, there is no doubt that the results were mixed overall, and on Thursday, Love fell flat in what was his toughest challenge yet, throwing one touchdown and two interceptions while posting a passer rating of 69.9.
Love will get a chance to redeem himself when the Packers head on the road to battle the Las Vegas Raiders next Monday.